It’s no secret that to win football matches you need to do one thing; score more goals than your opponents.
With that in mind its no great surprise that Everton’s form has been much improved since the January arrival of goal scoring front man Nikica Jelavic, and it appears that David Moyes hopes to bring more goals to his side in the summer.
The Mail Online report that Moyes has been in hot pursuit of Heerenveen striker Bas Dost.
Evidence to support this story comes in the form of a sighting of Moyes and his assistant Steve Round at Heerenveen’s clash with FC Twente on Wednesday. The Mail also suggest that Moyes’ scouting trip allowed him to cast an eye over £15 million rated Twente forward Luuk De Jong.
De Jong is rumoured to have also caught the attention of Newcastle and Liverpool, and the asking price of £15 million could be too much for Everton Chairman Bill Kenwright’s typically tight purse strings.
De Jong is highly rated in the Netherlands demonstrated by his seven international caps, an honour that Bas Dost is yet to place on his CV. However Dost does boast an impressive record of a goal every other game at under 21 level for the Dutch.
Additionally Dost has also managed more goals than De Jong in club football and is the Eredivisie top scorer this season.
All of this this makes Bost seam a good buy at a reported £7.5 million, with less than a year between the two players in age it would seem difficult to justify splashing twice the amount of cash on De Jong.
One concern of Moyes’ when it comes to signing Bost may be the similarity of his game to Jelavic. At 6ft 4″ the Dutch man is a classic big front man, similar to Jelavic, and would not offer a different option of running in behind the defence. However given Everto’sn lack of depth in the goal scoring department Bost could well serve to strength the Toffee’s squad.
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