Report: Martinez wants to re-sign striker Lacina Traore despite disastrous first Everton spell

Lacina Traore

Everton are reportedly looking to re-sign striker Lacina Traore.

According to The Sun, Everton are lining up a move to sign Monaco striker Lacina Traore - despite the Ivorian having already endured one torrid spell at Goodison Park.

The Toffees have seen Romelu Lukaku take huge strides forward this season, with the Belgian now cementing himself as one of the most dangerous strikers in the Premier League.

Yet with interest no doubt building in his signature, Everton need to have contingency plans in place - and manager Roberto Martinez may be considering a familiar face as cover for Lukaku.

The Sun report that Martinez has sent Everton scouts to watch Ivorian hitman Lacina Traore, who is currently playing for Ligue 1 side Monaco.

The 6ft 8in striker spent the second half of the 2013-14 season on loan at Goodison Park, but endured a disastrous time on Merseyside, playing just twice as injuries curtailed his loan spell.

Now though, The Sun believe that Martinez is willing to hand Traore a shock return to Goodison Park, almost two years since his first spell with the club.

Traore's height, strength and remarkable aerial ability make him a dangerous presence, and having struggled at Everton in 2014, he may be keen to finally show the Toffees fans what he can do, should Martinez make a concrete move to sign him in January.

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