Everton should consider triggering Bas Dost clause

Sporting CP forward Bas Dost from Holland during the Five Violins Trophy match between Sporting CP and AC Fiorentina at Estadio Jose Alvalade on July 29, 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal.

Everton have been linked with a mega-money move for the Dutchman.

Bayern Munich's Spanish defender Alonso (L) and Wolfsburg's forward Bas Dost of the Netherlands vie for the ball during the German Cup DFB Pokal second round football match between VfL...

A Bola reported this week that Everton were reluctant to pay Bas Dost's £54 million release clause at Sporting Lisbon.

Everton are in dire need of a striker after Ronald Koeman tried and failed to sign a number of hitmen during the summer as Romelu Lukaku replacements.

Dost is the latest name to crop up but should Everton consider paying the huge sum?

Sporting Lisbon's Dutch forward Bas Dost celebrates after scoring on a penalty kick during the Portuguese league football match CD Feirense vs Sporting CP at the Marcolino de Castro...

The Dutchman bagged 34 league goals in 31 games for the Portuguese side last term.

The former Wolfsburg hitman, 28, is a year younger than Diego Costa whom, according to The Mirror, Everton were willing to pay £70 million for during the summer.

The Toffees need a dynamic marksman up top and Dost might well be the answer.

Gylfi Sigurdsson of Everton looks dejected after the Premier League match between Everton and Burnley at Goodison Park on October 1, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Such a move would also help £45 million playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson who not only has no goals and no assists since joining the Goodison Park club, but he has also failed to create a single goalscoring chance for Koeman's side and such a damning statistic is perhaps a reflection on the limited options he had ahead of him.

If Everton are going to get the best out of Sigurdsson then they need a dynamic figure ahead of him and although expensive, Dost might be that man.

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