Three alternatives Everton should target instead of Troy Deeney

Sam Allardyce, Manager of Everton arrives at the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Everton and Huddersfield Town at Goodison Park on December 2, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

A striker is likely to be top of Everton manager Sam Allardyce's transfer list.

Sam Allardyce, Manager of Everton shows appreciation to the fans prior to the Premier League match between Everton and Huddersfield Town at Goodison Park on December 2, 2017 in Liverpool,...Sam Allardyce, Manager of Everton shows appreciation to the fans prior to the Premier League match between Everton and Huddersfield Town at Goodison Park on December 2, 2017 in Liverpool,...

New Everton boss Sam Allardyce is targeting a new striker in the January transfer window.

The Toffees failed to replace Romelu Lukaku in the summer and have recently been linked with a move for Watford's Troy Deeney according to ESPN

The striker has scored 102 goals for Watford however this season he's been in and out of the starting XI and has only scored twice - both penalties - leading to questions whether he is the right man to lead the Everton line. 

Here are three alternatives who play in the Premier League who Everton could have their eye on: 

Olivier Giroud

Olivier Giroud was a summer target for Everton and the player admitted he was close to joining the Toffees to French TV station Canal Plus

Olivier Giroud of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Huddersfield Town at Emirates Stadium on November 29, 2017 in London, England.Olivier Giroud of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Huddersfield Town at Emirates Stadium on November 29, 2017 in London, England.

Everton may look to try and lure the 31-year-old to Goodison Park and they may have a better chance this time around as the forward has been urged by the coaching staff of the French national team to leave the Emirates to improve his chances of a claiming a World Cup spot. Giroud has scored 103 goals since joining Arsenal in 2012 and consistently hit double figures in the league each season. 

Charlie Austin

After a stop-start beginning to the campaign, Charlie Austin has found his goal-scoring touch again in recent weeks with three goals in his last three games. 

Charlie Austin of Southampton celebrates after scoring his sides first goal with Sofiane Boufal of Southampton and Ryan Bertrand of Southampton during the Premier League match between AFC...Charlie Austin of Southampton celebrates after scoring his sides first goal with Sofiane Boufal of Southampton and Ryan Bertrand of Southampton during the Premier League match between AFC...

Injuries have disrupted the 28-year-old's last two seasons but he's proven when fully fit, he can score goals regularly in the Premier League. In 2014-15 he netted 18 times in 35 matches in a Queens Park Rangers side that finished bottom. He's scored 14 in just 40 games during his two years at St Mary's and could be a good fit in a Sam Allardyce team. 

Callum Wilson

Callum Wilson is one of England's most clinical finishers, proven from his time at Coventry City and his first season in the Championship with AFC Bournemouth. 

Callum Wilson of AFC Bournemouth during the Premier League match between Swansea City and AFC Bournemouth at Liberty Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Swansea, Wales.Callum Wilson of AFC Bournemouth during the Premier League match between Swansea City and AFC Bournemouth at Liberty Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Swansea, Wales.

Since the Cherries were promoted to the Premier League in 2015, Wilson has suffered two horrific knee ligament injuries which have damaged his progress. Since returning from his latest setback, he's scored four goals in five games this season. He's 25 now and hitting his peak. He's got good pace as well so if he can stay injury free there's no reason why he can't score 15+ goals a season. 

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