Anthony Modeste could be the game-changer Everton need

Anthony Modeste

The Koln hitman would be useful addition to the Everton squad this summer.

As Romleu Lukaku's exit from Goodison Park edges ever closer, Ronald Koeman will surely be lining up a list of potential targets who he could bring to Merseyside as a replacement for the Belgian.

Everton have accepted £75 million bids from both Manchester United and Chelsea for the 24-year-old, according to Sky Sports, so Koeman will be heavily armed with cash.

And with this in mind, the Dutchman should consider a move for Koln hitman Anthony Modeste, who is valued at around £40 million by his club, according to the Mirror.

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Whilst that seems like an extortionate amount of money for a 29-year-old, the Frenchman's performances in the Bundesliga last term proved that he could very well be worth the money.

He banged in 27 goals in 37 outings for Koln, and showcased the potent mixture of pace and strength that he possesses in abundance.

Standing at 6ft 2in, Modeste is incredibly strong in the air, and offers his side a fantastic focal point from which to build their attacks, which would provide Koeman with the opportunity to play with more of a direct style, should he need to mix things up.

The Koln forward undoubtedly possesses the kind of frame and durability required to succeed in England, and he would surely be the ideal replacement for Lukaku at Everton.

The only concern for the Blues, regarding a move for Modeste, would be his £40 million price-tag, which does seem rather steep considering the fact that he will be 30 in April.

In today's transfer market though, £40 million is becoming the norm, and armed with the £75 million Lukaku money, they would easily be able to afford it.

If Koeman does bring Modeste to Goodison Park, it could turn out to be a signing of real significance for the Toffees.

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