Signing Welbeck will not help Everton break the Premier League’s top six dominance

Signing Welbeck will not help Everton break the Premier League’s top six dominance

Everton have finally come to life in this transfer window with the arrival of Watford forward Richarlison imminent.

On top of Richarlison, the Toffees also hope to add Barcelona pair Yerry Mina and Lucas Digne to their squad (via the Telegraph).

And once all of those deals are wrapped up, the Merseyside club could then move for a striker.

The Breakdown

According to the Daily Mirror, Everton are eyeing up Arsenal man Danny Welbeck as manager Marco Silva looks to strengthen his squad before the Premier League kicks off next month.

Assessing Everton’s current options up front, Silva could definitely do with some reinforcements in that department.

Quite frankly, Oumar Niasse and Dominic Calvert-Lewin are not sufficient enough cover for Cenk Tosun, though the same can be said about Welbeck.

Welbeck, who is valued at £13.5m by Transfermarkt, is not the calibre of player that can take Everton to the next level and help the club break into the top six.

Even as a cover option, there are question marks. The 27-year-old has never had the best of goalscoring records, although his minutes on the pitch have been limited due to injury, while his finishing in general is quite poor.

Welbeck, of course, can play out wide which he often does for both Arsenal and England.

But with the signing of Richarlison and looking at Everton’s other options for the wings, the England international is not a massive upgrade — if at all — on anything the Toffees have in that area.

While Welbeck may be considered a better cover option up front for Tosun than the likes of Niasse and Calvert-Lewin, Everton would find it hard to achieve their goals if the Arsenal striker had to lead their line for an extended period.

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