Thursday, October 6, 2022

Everton Close In On This Spanish Marksman: Koeman’s Ideal Man To Lead The Line?

Must Read
Aakarsh Bommakanti
Was diving around lush green grass not so long ago but my keyboard is all I have now. An avid observer of detail in sports with a passion to make myself heard. Can find me playing on a field if not in front of my screen.

Everton have been one busy club this summer as Ronald Koeman, who could only get the squad to finish in the seventh place in the points table, wants to make some progress in the next season. They are set to lose star striker Romelu Lukaku to Chelsea or Manchester United this summer and are desperate to replace him quickly in the transfer window.

The manager has already brought in the likes of Davy Klaassen to add to his attack and one name that is constantly linked with a move to Everton is Spanish hitman Sandro Ramirez. Having failed to establish himself in the first team at Barcelona, a product of the La Masia academy, Ramirez, moved to Malaga last summer and scored 16 goals, picking up five assists to stand as one of the most productive players in the La Liga.

However, he has a release clause of just over £5m and is ready to quit and reports suggest that Everton have all but completed a deal for him this summer. Though the Mirror claim that Ramirez’s deal might take a while, Everton seem confident of landing him, but what will he add to the squad at the Goodison Park?

With Lukaku out of the club, Ramirez is expected to lead the attacking line for Everton next season. Koeman used a 4-3-3 system in the previous season but with Davy Klaassen expected to play in a number 10 role, Koeman should shift to a more vibrant 4-2-3-1 formation, that will allow him to field two wingers and a striker alongside Klaassen.

Capable of holding on to the ball in dangerous areas and finding the back of the net consistently, Ramirez is a smart striker who creates doubt among defenders with his tireless running and dynamic style of play. He can take accurate shots from a distance but can also pass or dribble his way through defenders, making him a hard man to mark.

At 21, he is yet to establish himself at the highest stage but will get his chance at the Goodison Park next season. He should lead the attack for his side, and with the likes of Kevin Mirallas and Klaassen playing behind him, he could be fruitful in his first season in England.

Lukaku is too big a player to replace but Ramirez has all the makings of a top class striker and like the Belgian, the Spaniard may also find his goal scoring touch with a move to the Merseyside.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

Follow Our Tweets On Twitter

Latest News

Five Countries with the Most FIFA World Cup Appearances

The 2022 FIFA World Cup is set to take place in Qatar next month as 32 of the best...

More Articles Like This