Everton are eyeing to end the transfer season by getting in another centre-forward as Ronald Koeman doesn’t want to overburden the ageing Wayne Rooney with all the task up front throughout the season. The Dutch gaffer has so far been seen deploying Kevin Mirallas and Sandro Ramirez in the centre-forward role from time to time, but neither of them has managed to make any mark whatsoever.
And according to reports, the Toffees are looking to reignite their interest in old La Liga target Willian Jose. The Real Sociedad forward has been a subject of interest for numerous clubs this summer with the Toffees one of them and facing failure in landing their previous priorities has forced Koeman to come back for the Brazilian international.
Apparently, Everton are back in the hunt for Real Sociedad forward Willian Jose. Transfer fee that is being discussed is around £30m. #EFC
— The 4th Official (@Official_T4O) August 22, 2017
Though Everton fans haven’t seen their side running riot on opponents, which was quite expected following their thrilling summer arrivals, Koeman has found his side getting the job done in the domestic league as well as in the European tournament.
However, while having the likes of Ashley Williams, Phil Jagielka and Michael Keane have helped Everton keep opponents out of their goal, they have found goals coming scantily.
Following their sale of Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United, Koeman is yet to get in the proper weaponry to produce the same impact up front and Willian Jose could be a good fit at Goodison Park.
The 25-year-old striker has all the ingredients to become a successful front man in the Premier League in terms of physicality and skills and after failing to land the likes of Olivier Giroud and Danny Welbeck, he seems to be the only good option left.
Arriving at Real Sociedad last summer from USD Las Palmas, Jose managed to score 12 goals and provide four assists in 28 games helping the side finish decently in La Liga last season. He has only got better this season, as he started the campaign with a goal and an assist in the first game itself. Naturally a target man, who excels in receiving the ball from deep and converting it into a goal, Jose can be Everton’s ideal number 9.
His frame of 189cm remains his biggest strength as he can outmuscle his opponents quite easily and also plays a good supporting role, which allows the attacking midfielders and inside forwards to participate more frequently.
An academy product of Brazilian side Grêmio Barueri Futebol, Jose has played for numerous sides like Club Deportivo Maldonado, São Paulo Futebol Clube, Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense, Real Madrid Castilla and Real Zaragoza before Las Palmas picked him up in 2015. So should Everton move for him?
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