Thursday, June 30, 2022

Everton Interested In This Former Manchester City Forward: Where Can He Fit Into Silva’s Plans?

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Abhishek Majumdar
Editor in Chief of The 4th Official. A man in his thirties who worries about the nuances of the financial aspects of football and how it will impact the game in the long term.

After a decent start to their campaign in the Premier League this season, Everton seems to have lost their way as they have slipped down to the 11th spot in the league table. The Toffees have been able to clinch only two wins in their last ten matches in the Premier League and have looked very ordinary in front of the opposition goal.

According to Calciomercatoweb, the Merseyside club are weighing up their options to add more firepower to their attack in January. The report states that Marco Silva’s side are interested in making a move for the Bosnian international Edin Dzeko, who is currently plying his trade at AS Roma.

It has not been a season to cherish for the Everton fans so far with the likes of Cenk Tosun and Dominic Calvert-Lewin misfiring on a number of occasions. The bulk of the scoring has been done by Richarlison, who has notched up nine goals so far this season. One would imagine that it is time for Silva to bring in a player who can share his workload.

Dzeko is an experienced player and has made his mark in some of the biggest leagues in Europe. The former Manchester City player has been the main man to lead the attack for Roma since his arrival at the club. He would be an excellent option to lead the line for the Toffees if they can land him in January.

The 32-year-old has lost a yard of pace in the last two seasons, but his accuracy in front of goal is beyond questioning. Dzeko has scored seven goals so far this season for his club in all competitions. He has also been a perfect team player and has notched up four assists to show for his efforts.

With Everton left scratching their heads in their quest to find a top quality option to lead the line, Dzeko could be the perfect solution for them. However, given that he is already 32, the Bosnian international would not be a long term solution for the Toffees but could do a decent job for a season and a half in the Everton jersey.

Owner Farhad Moshiri has invested a lot of money in players in the last two seasons, which has not given him the desired results. This may be another chance for him to flex the financial muscle and land a top quality striker like Dzeko, who could be a valuable inclusion to the Merseyside club’s attack, providing them with stability and accuracy up front. With Tosun and Calvert-Lewin not performing as everyone expected, the signing of the Bosnian seems like a no-brainer to us.

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