West Ham's Andy Carroll the key to Gylfi Sigurdsson's Everton success

Everton Manager Ronald Koeman shouts at his team from the touchline during the Premier League match between Everton and AFC Bournemouth at Goodison Park on September 23, 2017 in Liverpool,...

Everton are reportedly considering a move for West Ham's Andy Carroll - and Gylfi Sigurdsson's eyes should light up.

Andy Carroll of West Ham United celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Arsenal at the Boleyn Ground on April 9, 2016...

Everton need a centre-forward. Their impressive array of playmakers need a goalscorer to put away the chances they create. And the Toffees need a presence in attack to replace the power and physique of Romelu Lukaku.

And West Ham United’s ponytailed battering ram Andy Carroll ticks every box. According to The Sun, Everton manager Ronald Koeman has placed the Geordie goalscorer at the top of his list to replace Lukaku with a £20 million bid planned to give the former Liverpool flop a second stab at making his mark on Merseyside.

Andy Carroll of Liverpool during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool  and Newcastle United at Anfield on May 1, 2011 in Liverpool, England.

The report suggests that West Ham may be willing to consider offers for a player who has just 18 months remaining on his £110,000-a-week deal. And, while Carroll’s unenviable injury record is the obvious warning to any club wishing to pay big for his services, it seems that a fit Carroll is exactly the kind of player Everton are missing right now.

And one player in Koeman’s squad who would surely relish his arrival more than most is Gylfi Sigurdsson. Sigurdsson is yet to make an impact at Goodison Park since arriving for a club-record £45 million from Swansea City in the summer

The Icelandic international is at his best when partnered with an old-school targetman - like Wilfried Bony and particularly Fernando Llorente, the 6ft 4ins Spaniard thriving on Sigurdsson’s famed dead-ball delivery.

Gylfi Sigurdsson of Everton FC reacts during the UEFA Europa League group E match between Atalanta and Everton FC at Stadio Citta del Tricolore on September 14, 2017 in Reggio nell'Emilia,...

With Wayne Rooney or the diminutive Sandro Ramirez leading the line for Everton these days, Sigurdsson’s most useful asset isn't being utilised. However, his eyes would surely light up with the presence of a 6ft 3ins targetman like Carroll loitering at the back post.

If Everton want to get the best out of Sigurdsson, they may have to add another £20 million to their already big transfer spending.

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