According to The Mirror, Everton face a dilemma as to whether they sell midfielder Idrissa Gueye in order to sign a striker this January.
The article says that French giants PSG offered £25m for the Senegal international, but Everton declined, hoping for a deal in the region of £40m. This would allow them to sign striker Michy Batshuayi from Chelsea.
This whole debacle does not cover Everton in glory, as many would have thought that after a huge summer of spending, they would not need to sell a player in order to bring a striker in. However, this has been a perennial problem of The Toffees’ this season, as manager Marco Silva has been unable to find a suitable player to lead the line.
Winger Richarlison has primarily been used as a striker this season, while Dominic Calvert-Lewin has also been used, but there is the feeling that the club will still need to bring in a high-profile striker. With Cenk Tosun consistently underperforming, as well as Oumar Niasse leaving this January, a striker must be a priority.
But this should have been a priority of Everton’s in the summer when they spent a huge amount of money. They overlooked this deficiency and now are backed into a corner whereby they need to sell one of their better players to facilitate a move for someone like Batshuayi.
Everton fans surely cannot think that progress is being made by a move like this, as while it does fix one problem, it potentially creates another for Everton.
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