Everton signed Moise Kean with a lot of gung-ho from Juventus, but the Italian striker has so far failed to get going. In fact, his time at Merseyside has been so poor that his father has admitted (Sky Sports) that moving to England was a mistake. Marco Silva’s men have had a poor start to the season as they are languishing on the 14th pot on the table. Scoring goals have been an issue for the Toffees, and we think that the club could be on the lookout for a striker in January especially if Kean decides to move away.
Bent advises Everton to go after Morelos
Former England international Darren Bent recently went on to say that the Toffees should be looking to sign in form striker Alfredo Morelos. He revealed that he had been surprised that the Merseyside club are not interested in him. Speaking to Football Insider, Bent said,” I’m surprised Everton don’t try to go and sign him, he’s a bit temperamental, but he can score goals.
He’s got the great ability and to be fair to Rangers if they can go and get a load of money for him, let’s say £20m+ for him, they’ve still got Jermain Defoe, who gets goals week-in-week-out.”
Should Everton take Bent’s advice?
We believe that the Toffees need a genuine goal scorer and someone like Morelos can solve some of their woes upfront. He has the necessary attributes to thrive in the Premier League, though, he might need some time to adjust initially. The Colombian striker has already got 22 goals in all competitions this season.
Morelos is more than just a goal scorer as he can stretch play with his runs. He usually works his socks off, and every time he gets on the ball, he looks to make something happen. The Colombian international is also adept at playing with his back against the goal and his hold up play is also worth mentioning. He is a live wire in and around the box, and he can be seen scoring all kinds of goals.
His disciplinary record has indeed been an issue, but the Colombian has shown significant improvement on that front this season after being dismissed five times the last campaign. He has looked a lot calmer and has avoided altercations with referees and the opposition.
Some might feel that signing Morelos could be a gamble, but we believe that he has it in him to thrive in the Premier League. His feistiness, when used in the right way, can bring good results and his physical approach will make it tough for defenders even in the Premier League.