Everton should consider moving for 16-goal Mario Gomez as Wolfsburg face relegation play-off

Everton manager Ronaldo Koeman

Mario Gomez's form has provided Wolfsburg fans with something to be positive about in a poor season, so perhaps Everton should consider a move.

Everton manager Ronaldo KoemanEverton manager Ronald Koeman

Everton may be prepared to dig their heels in regarding Romelu Lukaku's future - The Sun reports that they want £100 million for the Belgian - but Ronald Koeman should still look to bolster his attacking ranks this summer, even if they manage to hold onto their leading goalscorer.

Everton are looking to enjoy the kind of summer that will help them bridge the gap to the top six, with 11 points currently separating them from fifth in the Premier League.

The addition of a proven goalscorer may boost their chances of closing that gap, and for that reason, Wolfsburg's struggles in the Bundesliga should be of interest to the Merseyside outfit.

Wolfsburg's dramatic defeat to Hamburg on Saturday has left the side needing to win a relegation play-off to stay in the top flight.

VfL Wolfsburg's Mario Gomez in actionMario Gomez leads Wolfsburg's goalscoring charts by some distance

Despite their struggles, the form of Mario Gomez has provided fans with something to be positive about, and it is surely his performances that will give the supporters the most hope that they will end up staying in the division.

Gomez has scored 16 times in just 33 league games, including 10 in his last 12, to lead the club's scoring charts quite emphatically.

Everton's Romelu LukakuEverton surely need more depth up front regardless of whether Romelu Lukaku stays or not

The 31-year-old's form arguably suggests that he is capable of shining at the highest level for a few more years, so Everton should surely consider making a move, especially as if Wolfsburg are relegated, it would perhaps not be out of the question to suggest that he may be available for a significantly lower fee than a player of his calibre should normally command.

Gomez would not be able to quite replace Lukaku if he did move on, but taking a chance on a proven goalscorer surely makes more sense when the club need more depth in that area, regardless of whether their talisman stays or not. 

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