Everton must make a move for £25.2m-rated 32-goal striker Islam Slimani this summer

Sporting's Islam Slimani celebrates his goal against Braga.

The Toffees need to improve their attacking options and Slimani is perfect.

Sporting's Islam Slimani celebrates his goal against Braga.Sporting's Islam Slimani celebrates his goal against Braga.

Everton may find themselves on the hunt for a new striker this summer, with Romelu Lukaku said to be keen on leaving Goodison Park.

Even without his exit another striker should surely be on Ronald Koeman’s wishlist.

Sporting's Islam Slimani celebrates his goal against Pazos FerreiraSporting's Islam Slimani celebrates his goal against Pacos Ferreira

He will undoubtedly want a player similar in style to his pivotal Saints star Shane Long – a tireless runner with pace to burn and a real physical presence.

If you could add goals to that mix then you would have the perfect Ronald Koeman striker.

Shane Long scores the first goal for SouthamptonShane Long scores the first goal for Southampton

That player would be Sporting Lisbon striker Islam Slimani, a player Everton must consider signing this summer.

He scored 32 goals in 43 appearances in 2015-16 and plays with an intensity that Koeman would love to install at Goodison Park.

O Jogo recently reported that he has a release clause of €30 million (£25.2 million) – a sizeable price-tag.

Everton's Romelu LukakuEverton's Romelu Lukaku

But considering the Algerian is almost exactly what Everton need, regardless of Lukaku’s future, it would surely be money well spent from Farhad Moshiri’s investment in the Merseyside club.

Other teams are said to be keeping tabs on Slimani, but Everton must not be left trailing and should get involved in the race.

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