Report: Everton interested in Honduras international striker Alberth Elis

Everton are keen on signing Alberth Elis this summer.

According to a report in the Daily Mail, the Toffees are tracking Elis ahead of a potential summer bid for the 19-year-old forward.

Roberto Martinez is a keen admirer of the youngster, having had great experiences of Honduran football due to the success he had with Maynor Figueroa and Roger Espinoza at Wigan Athletic.

Elis is a young striker, who, despite being just 19, has already been capped three times for the senior Honduras international team.

He currently plays for Olimpia in his homeland, and has featured heavily in their run to the quarter finals of the CONCACAF Champions League.

Everton are currently keen on signing a number of strikers to boost their selection options, with Romelu Lukaku the only real consistent goalscoring threat.

Arouna Kone and Steven Naismith provide a different kind of threat, and young Belgian forward David Henen is still far from making his first-debut, although his permanent signing is expected this summer at the expiration of his loan contract.

If signed, it is expected that Elis would not be part of Everton’s first-team next season, although he is a young promising forward, and the Toffees would do well to secure his signing before other clubs become interested in a player bound to have a great future.

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