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3 Strikers Everton Should Consider As Their Approach For This Serie A Forward Is Rejected

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Snehanjan Banerjee
Snehanjan used to a former columnist at The 4th Official. Fan of KK, Cricket and Liverpool (in no particular order).

Everton are looking to make a raft of signings before the end of the transfer window as Ronald Koeman continues to improve his squad. They surely did not start the transfer window as was expected from them courtesy of the monetary power of owner Farhad Moshiri and the stewardship of Ronald Koeman but we can expect the Toffees to conclude a few more deals before the transfer window closes.

According to reliable Italian journalist Gianluca di Marzio, Fiorentina have rejected an offer from Everton for striker Nikola Kalinic. The report claims that the Toffees made an offer between £18 million and £21 million for the Croatian forward but the La Viola are unwilling to sell. For a 28-year-old striker, who notched 12 goals from 36 games across all competitions last season, making an improved offer does not make much sense and Everton should rather look for alternatives.

In this article, we will be mentioning three players whom Everton should turn towards.

Lucas Perez

The late-blooming Spanish forward had a sensational last season for Deportivo La Coruna firing in 17 goals while providing 8 assists throughout the La Liga campaign. Only three non-Barcelona, non-Real Madrid and non-Atletico Madrid players bettered his figures in the last campaign. A strong and quick forward, Lucas Perez, commonly known as just Lucas resembles Leicester City forward Jamie Vardy in terms of his style of play. The 27-year-old would be a perfect addition to Everton who is well capable of deputising or replacing Lukaku if the Belgian does move out.

Deportivo La Coruna's midfielder Lucas Perez controls the ball during the Spanish league football match RC Deportivo de la Coruna vs Sevilla FC at the Municipal de Riazor stadium in La Coruna on December 5, 2015. / AFP / MIGUEL RIOPA (Photo credit should read MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP/Getty Images)
Deportivo La Coruna’s midfielder Lucas Perez controls the ball during the Spanish league football match RC Deportivo de la Coruna vs Sevilla FC at the Municipal de Riazor stadium in La Coruna on December 5, 2015. / AFP / MIGUEL RIOPA (Photo credit should read MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP/Getty Images)

Manolo Gabbiadini

The Italian forward would be a rather shrewd addition to Everton due to the versatility he offers across the forward line. The 24-year-old has scored 20 goals for Napoli from 60 games till date having joined the Serie A giants in January 2015.

 While you will probably make an assumption that his figures are not that impressive, we would say he did an excellent job considering the amount of playing time he had having played second fiddle to the best striker in Serie A last season, Gonzalo Higuaín. A complete striker who can play anywhere up front, Gabbiadini would be a brilliant alternative to Kalinic.

Saido Berahino

Just like last summer, Berahino’s future still remains up in the air. In the 23-year-old, we have an English forward with exceptional qualities but stuck at in a team who aren’t willing to let him go for cheap. With his contract expiring next season at West Brom, we still expect the 23-year-old to make a move this summer and Everton would make a wise deal if they can bring him at Goodison Park.

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