Everton Keeping Tabs On This Russian Striker During The International Break: Should Silva Move In?

According to a recent report by the Russian news outlet Riafan (translated by the Liverpool Echo), Everton are among a whole host of English clubs keeping tabs on the progress of Zenit St. Petersburg forward Artem Dzyuba during the international break. However, the same source has mentioned that the Toffees will face stiff competition from Crystal Palace and Wolverhampton Wanderers in pursuit of the Russian frontman.

Riafan has also claimed that Marco Silva sent scouts to catch the Zenit striker in action against Scotland last week and it is believed that the player is also eager to make a switch to play in the Premier League.

Dzyuba’s Prolific Form For Both Club And Country

The 31-year-old has begun this campaign on fire as he scored four goals and created four assists in nine matches for the Russian outfit across all competitions. Dzyuba is currently the skipper of the Russian national side, having made 37 appearances for them while scoring 21 goals on all fronts.

The Moskau-born forward has been in prolific form for both club and country over the past couple of years. He has proven his worth in the Russian Premier Liga and deserves a shot to play in England. The Toffees could use a player of Dzyuba’s skill set as he will add more goals to Marco Silva’s frontline at Goodison Park.

What Will The Russian Goal-Getter Bring To Goodison Park?

The Russia international is a moderately paced striker who has the incredible upper body strength to hold the ball up and get his teammates involved in the final third. Dzyuba takes up some dangerous positions inside the opposition penalty area and can score a lot of goals with his head. He is not afraid to work hard for his team but should concentrate on improving his shooting from long range.

The potential acquisition of Dzyuba will undeniably bolster Silva’s attacking options at the Merseyside club. He is a consistent goal-scorer at the highest level, but the jury is still out on whether he would be able to score so freely when faced with the physicality and high intensity of English top-flight football.

Should The Toffees Make A Move For Dzyuba?

Silva should consider making a move for him when the transfer window reopens in January. Dzyuba could be the missing piece in his Everton jigsaw who could come in and help the Toffees compete for a top 6 finish in the second half of this campaign.

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