Will Everton renew interest in Raul Jimenez if Rui Vitoria is hired?

Raul Jimenez of Mexico attempts to take the ball past Sebastian Rudy of Germany during the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 Semi-Final between Germany and Mexico at Fisht Olympic...

Everton were linked with Raul Jimenez in the summer and hiring Rui Vitoria could well mean a renewed interest.

Benfica's Mexican forward Raul Jimenez (R) vies with Manchester United's English midfielder Scott McTominay during the UEFA Champions League Group A football match between Manchester...

Everton, according to The Mirror, have been offered the services of Benfica coach Rui Vitoria.

The Toffees are yet to appoint a new manager following the sacking of Ronald Koeman over a month ago and Vitoria is the latest name to be linked with the role.

The Guardian reported tonight that previous candidate Sam Allardyce was back in the frame after previously dropping out of the race to replace Koeman.

Benfica's Mexican forward Raul Jimenez (C) vies with Sporting's defender Ruben Semedo (L) and midfielder Adrien Silva during the Portuguese league football match SL Benfica vs Sporting CP...

Vitoria is the more decorated figure, having led the Portuguese giants to back-to-back league titles, but his presence at Goodison Park could well see the Premier League side renew an interest in one of the most overpriced strikers in the European game: Raul Jimenez.

The Mexico international, whose buyout clause is £45.8 million according to Portugal outlet Record, was linked with a move to Everton during the summer which never materialised, but hiring Vitoria, who brought him to Benfica in 2015, would surely increase the probability of signing him in January or next summer.

Raul Jimenez of Mexico attempts to take the ball past Sebastian Rudy of Germany during the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 Semi-Final between Germany and Mexico at Fisht Olympic...

Problem is, Jimenez, who has seven goals in his last 20 league games, and none this season, would undoubtedly be a waste of money for the price needed to sign him.

Everton have just spent the guts of £150 million on a whole host of players who don't look like justifying their lofty transfer fees any time soon, but Jimenez, going by the stats, would be the worst of the lot.

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