Allardyce admits that a goalscorer is on his shopping list, but he expects it to be tough to get a deal over the line.
Most teams are keen to hang on to their in-form players in the middle of the season, and even though Allardyce wants a new striker he realises that completing a move could be difficult.
“At the moment we would look to add a goalscorer,” Allardyce said.
“Dominic [Calvert-Lewin] has done well, [Oumar] Niasse has scored a few. It is the hardest thing to recruit players who score goals and hopefully there is somebody that can be brought in. If not, we will have to try to get Sandro to contribute a bit more.”
Allardyce is thought to be lining up a move for Pierre Emerick Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund, but completing that transfer will be hugely challenging.
Sandro, therefore, may still have a chance to revive this Everton career - after a difficult start.
Sandro has scored just one goal for Everton so far, and has only six Premier League appearances to date.
The Spanish striker has still not made an appearance for the Toffees since Allardyce took charge, three matches ago.
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