31 goals in 48 games, should Everton try to sign Newcastle flop Ferreyra if Fonseca joins?

Lee Peltier (R) of Huddersfield in action with Facundo Ferreyra of Newcastle during the Pre Season Friendly match between Huddersfield Town and Newcastle United at the John Smith's Stadium...

Potential Everton boss Paulo Fonseca should consider bringing Newcastle's former mystery man to England too.

Paulo Fonseca, Manager of Shakhtar Donetsk gives his team instructions during the UEFA Champions League group F match between Feyenoord and Shakhtar Donetsk at Feijenoord Stadion on...

While Sam Allardyce is the bookies favourite to land the Everton job, Paulo Fonseca is also firmly on their radar.

SkySports report the Shakhtar Donetsk boss has been interviewed for the role, with the Toffees weighing up their next move.

If Fonseca does prove to be Everton's 'chosen one', a move to sign striker Facundo Ferreyra would be a smart move.

Lee Peltier (R) of Huddersfield in action with Facundo Ferreyra of Newcastle during the Pre Season Friendly match between Huddersfield Town and Newcastle United at the John Smith's Stadium...

Ferreyra has been a key part of Fonseca's success at Shakhtar, scoring prolificly for the Ukrainian side over the past two seasons.

He has netted 16 times this campaign and 15 the last, tallying 31 goals in 48 games in all competitions.

Ferreyra is a name briefly known to Newcastle United supporters, even if his style of play remains a mystery to them.

Newcastle signed him on loan in 2014/15, but did not give him a single Premier League start, instead sending him to play for the under-23s.

Luiz Carlos of SC Braga challenges Facundo Ferreyra of Shakhtar Donetsk during the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final first leg match between SC Braga and Shakhtar Donetsk at the Estadio...

He returned to Shakhtar with renewed vigour, and has looked better than ever over the past two campaigns.

The Argentine is 26, and has been racking up appearances in the Europa League and Champions League.

Everton may find it is a tall order to lure both Fonseca and Ferreyra, but considering the success of the forward under his manager, it would be a smart idea to try.

If they manage to and he is a big success, there will be several fans scratching their heads in the North East.

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