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Everton Show Interest In This Former Manchester City Striker: Right Man To Solve The Attacking Woes?

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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.

According to Liverpool Echo, Everton are interested in signing Edin Dzeko from AS Roma next summer. The Bosnian striker is set to enter the final year of his contract at the Serie A club, and a number of clubs are looking to add him to their squad in the next term.

The former Manchester City striker, even at the age of 33, is one of the better forwards in the Serie A. He was in inspirational form last season to lead his side to the semi-final of the Champions League before bowing out to Liverpool. He continues to be a constant threat while leading the line for his team this season as well.

Everton, on the other hand, have been suffering from an acute shortage of goalscorers this season. This has been one of the main reasons behind their poor performance in the Premier League. Strikers Cenk Tosun and Dominic Calvert-Lewin have been far from their best, so much so that manager Marco Silva had to deploy an out-and-out winger Richarlison as the main man leading the line for the Toffees this season. 

While the Brazilian has mostly delivered, the need of a proper striker who could come into the side to share the bulk of scoring with Richarlison is looking necessary. In this situation, Dzeko could be an excellent inclusion into the Everton team, if the Toffees can afford to pay the huge transfer fee slapped on him by Roma

With the kind of physicality and goalscoring prowess the Bosnian veteran possesses, he could be well worth it. During his stay at Manchester City, Dzeko had scored 72 goals in 189 appearances. He also proved himself to be a perfect team player with 39 assists during his stay in the Premier League.

Given the fact that the AS Roma sharpshooter has been a proven success at the top level in the Premier League, it would be wise for Everton to go in for Dzeko next summer. His age might be a factor, but he could pose a threat upfront for at least the next two seasons. 

Marko Silva was handed quality players by owner Farhad Moshiri at the very start of the season, but he has not been able to make good use of them so far. With the hope of finishing amongst the top eight clubs almost gone, it is imperative for Silva to build a better side devoid of the shortcomings they have shown this time around. With his ability to turn the half chances into goals, Dzeko could be an astute addition to the Everton side if they are ready to splash the cash next summer.

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