It might be another day but it is still the same story as another striker is linked with a move to West Ham United this summer.
To say their lack of a proficient forward has been a problem for the Hammers would be an understatement, however, it appears Manuel Pellegrini is looking hard to rectify that in the transfer window and could head to South America to bring some flair to his squad.
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According to a report by Calciomercato, West Ham are interested in Gremio’s Everton and have been following him closely.
It is claimed that the 23-year-old could be available for a fee between €20million-€30million (£17.2m-£25.8m) despite having a release clause of €60m (£51.6m).
However, the likes of AS Roma, AC Milan and Manchester United are also thought to be keen on the Brazilian forward and could look to make a move for him in the summer.
The narrative about West Ham needing to sign a forward must be getting rather boring for those at the London Stadium, however, Everton could be the ideal man to solve those woes for Pellegrini’s side.
The 23-year-old has an exceptional ability to play in front of goal, whilst he is equally adept to playing anywhere across the forward line, giving the Chilean manager some versatility when making selection choices – especially giving the Hammers’ rather poor injury record this season.
Everton has great control of the ball and has brilliant footwork that makes it difficult for defenders to win the ball from him, whilst he is extremely quick and very sharp in the box.
Having recently made his way into the national team, the forward could link up with compatriot Felipe Anderson at the Irons, which could help the flow of attacking play at the London Stadium and make them even more dangerous in the final third.
A transfer fee between £17.2m and £25.8m would not necessarily be an expensive signing for the club to make for a player of Everton’s quality either and could end up becoming a bargain deal.
However, with clubs like Manchester United, Roma and Milan all interested, it could be difficult to sign him as the trio would be able to offer him European tournament football, although that is not yet out of the question for West Ham at the moment.
West Ham fans, what do you make of Everton? Do you think the club should look to sign him in the summer? Join in with the discussion below by sharing your thoughts with us.
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