Report: Everton to compete with Manchester United for Obbi Oulare

Everton and Manchester United are both reportedly interested in Obbi Oulare, with Sunderland also said to be hopeful of signing the striker.

Everton are competing with Manchester United and Sunderland for the signature of Obbi Oulare, according to a report in the Sunderland Echo

Oulare has impressed on his breakthrough season at Brugge and all three clubs have had scouts out in Belgium keeping tabs on the striker's progress.

Apparently the reports have been encouraging and all three Premier League sides will attempt to tempt the 19-year-old into a move this summer.

If Oulare does choose to go to Everton he is likely to be back-up for Romelu Lukaku. The Toffees rely on Lukaku to shoulder the bulk of their goalscoring responsibility, but their lack of cover remains a worry.

Everton do not have a clinical finisher in reserve and they seem to believe that Oulare could be the answer to their problems.

Sunderland, meanwhile, would likely want to see Oulare in their first-team. The Black Cats have struggled for goals all season and they will need to add a potent front man next term.

If Oulare did choose to go straight to United then his chances may be more limited.

The Red Devils have a large amount of attacking quality and it would likely be a few years before he was handed regular first-team football at Old Trafford.

Oulare has scored six goals in 21 appearances for Brugge this term. 

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