Report: Serie A champions Juventus are set to challenge Everton for the 'New Inzaghi'


Surely Juve have enough strikers? Regardless, they are reportedly ready to go toe-to-toe for Danish hotshot Marcus Ingvartsen.


Everton could face a tough task in convincing the ‘Danish Inzaghi’ to sign up at Goodison Park, with Calciomercato reporting that Juventus have sent scouts to watch the striking sensation in action.

20-year-old Marcus Ingvartsen has caused a stir in his homeland after netting eleven league goals already this season for Danish Super League side Nordsjaelland, with many comparing his style of play to the legendary Italian poacher Filippo Inzaghi.

And, according to Ekstrabladet, Everton’s Director of Football Steve Walsh (below, left) was in attendance to watch the Denmark under-21 international in action against Brondby last weekend.

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson and assistant Steve Walsh (L)

Having unearthed Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez and N’Golo Kante while working as Head of Recruitment for Leicester City, Walsh is clearly adept when it comes to identifying the glint of a diamond amidst the undergrowth.

However, according to Calciomercato, Serie A champions Juventus have been tracking Ingvartsen for a matter of months despite already possessing a formidable strikeforce comprising of Paolo Dybala (below), Gonzalo Higuain, Mario Mandzukic and fellow prodigy, 16-year-old Moise Kean.

Paulo Dybala 2

After a frustrating first transfer window at Goodison Park, in which the Merseyside giants found themselves rebuffed by the likes of Axel Witsel, Moussa Sissoko and Lucas Perez (below), Everton owner Farhad Moshiri was reported by the Mirror to have demanded answers from Walsh about why the club were unable to secure many of their primary transfer targets.

Arsenal's Lucas Perez in action

Therefore, Walsh has the ideal opportunity to prove his worth by nabbing one of the most in-demand youngsters in European football from under the noses of Juventus.

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