Everton

Opinion: Everton should make Batshuayi their primary target for this transfer window

Opinion: Everton should make Batshuayi their primary target for this transfer window

Despite making significant squad additions heading into this season, Everton could yet again splash out in the transfer market with January now here.

The striker position has proven to be a problem for manager Marco Silva with the Portuguese coach having been forced to alternate between Richarlison, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Cenk Tosun.

But with Richarlison’s preferred role being out wide and neither Calvert-Lewin or Tosun being able to find the back of the net on a regular basis, the Everton boss could now move for a new No.9.

And one name the former Watford boss should strongly consider looking at if the above turns out to be the case is Michy Batshuayi.

It has been reported by outlets such as Goal that Valencia could cancel Batshuayi’s loan spell and, with the Belgian seemingly not rated by Maurizio Sarri, Chelsea could look to sell in a development that would present Everton with a great opportunity to solve one of their biggest issues.

While £27m-rated (Transfermarkt) Batshuayi struggled for game time at Stamford Bridge under ex-Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, when he did play, he always looked dangerous in the box and was able to find the back of the net with some real poacher finishes.

With that in mind, the 25-year-old could just be what Everton need heading into the second half of the season.

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