According to a recent report by Rai Sport (Liverpool Echo), AS Roma are prepared to sell Edin Dzeko to Juventus to secure the services of Gonzalo Higuain. The same source has revealed that Everton have repeatedly been linked with the Bosnian international but will now have to shift their focus elsewhere in search of a new striker.
The Sarajevo born talent has proven his worth in European football in recent years and has established himself as one of the top goal-getters of the Serie A during his time in Italy. Dzeko has featured in 30 matches for Roma this term, scoring 12 goals while grabbing eight assists across all competitions.
He is also vastly experienced at the international level having made 101 appearances for Bosnia-Herzegovina and has registered 55 goals for them in various international tournaments.
Furthermore, the 33-year-old also knows what it takes to find success in the Premier League. He had previously played for Manchester City where he was a prolific goal-scorer and managed to win two league titles during his time at the Etihad Stadium.
At 33, Dzeko is heading into the twilight years of his career but his numbers so far this season proves that he can still be quite lethal in front of goal. The Bosnian forward is a fox inside the opposition box as he has a knack for finding space and getting shots at goal.
He would have been a terrific addition to Marco Silva’s squad at Goodison Park. The current Everton strikers have struggled a lot in terms of goals in this campaign so it won’t be a surprise if the Toffees go all out in search of a new forward during the summer transfer period.
The ex-Wolfsburg ace still has what it takes to be a success at the highest level. Thus, missing out on him will be a bitter pill to swallow for Silva and his search to find a potent frontman this summer. If reports are true about Roma and Juventus working towards a Dzeko-Higuain swap deal, then the Everton boss will have to turn his attention elsewhere as Cenk Tosun and Dominic Calvert-Lewin have not shown enough on the pitch to merit a regular starting berth in the Toffees first XI.