Campbell: I would do this first as Everton manager

2 Oct 1999:  Kevin Campbell of Everton in action during the Everton v Coventry City, FA Carling Premier League match played at Goodison Park, Liverpool, England. The game finished in a 1-1...

Everton are struggling for form and lacking in goals as they remain in 16th place.

8 May 1999:  Kevin Campbell of Everton celebrates one of his three goals in the FA Carling Premiership match against West Ham United at Goodison Park in Liverpool, England. Everton won 6-0....

Everton icon Kevin Campbell has told fans on Twitter that he would demand money from the Toffees board and splash out on a new striker because "goals truly count", if he was in charge.

The Merseyside club opted to sell Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United in the summer but failed to replace the Belgium international, with Sandro Ramirez struggling to impress and Oumar Niasse hardly seen as Lukaku's replacement.

Romelu Lukaku of Manchester United celebrates scoring his sides second goal during the UEFA Champions League group A match between Manchester United and FC Basel at Old Trafford on...

Lukaku, 24, scored 23 goals in all competitions for Everton last season and nine for Belgium during the 2016-17 campaign, and he has continued that form with 17 goals in 23 games for club and country this season.

Everton are certainly missing their former target man and Campbell believes that replacing Lukaku must be one of the first things the next Toffees manager does, if they are to steer clear of relegation from the Premier League.

The Telegraph claim Everton are looking to re-open talks with former England boss Sam Allardyce after the Premier League expert publicly stated that he did not want the Toffees job.

In the meantime, Everton play host to West Ham at Goodison Park on Wednesday night which sees former manager David Moyes return to Merseyside in just his third game in charge of the Hammers.

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