Cenk Tosun is finding form at Everton and has two in his last two games, but it seems that the Turkish international will still be joined by another new striker at Goodison Park in the summer.
The Mirror is reporting that Everton have made Leicester City’s rampaging frontman Jamie Vardy their number one transfer target. The England international may be 31 these days but he has not lost a yard of his trademark pace and has 14 goals in 29 Premier League appearances this season.
And it will come as no surprise to learn that a deal for Vardy is being championed by director of football Steve Walsh – the man who uncovered him at Fleetwood Town and brought the striker to Leicester for £1 million in 2012.
Though there is a potential pitfall.
Majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri has seen countless millions wasted on Michael Keane, Morgan Schneiderlin, Ashley Williams and co and it is understood that PSV’s Sporting Director Marcel Brands has been lined up as a replacement.
If Brands does arrive, he will have his own transfer targets, and Vardy, who is very much Walsh’s man, could see a dream move to Merseyside slip through his fingers.
Though, based on how Walsh's other signings have performed at Everton, the fans seem keen to sacrifice Vardy to get him out of the club.
Mate Walsh is simply rotten at his job. He wanted to bring in Vincent Jansen at deadline day and been wanting Jamie Vardy. That’s tells you something and it’s grim. Not only he’s not a good DoF, I don’t even think hes good at being a Chief Scout apart from a few buys at Leicester
— Bradley Minoski, OBE (@IamBradMinoski) March 14, 2018
If Steve Walsh is lining up Jamie vardy for the summer then get rid of him now, it’s got an Ashley Williams outcome written all over it. A striker the wrong side of 30 isn’t what we need we need to be looking for a lot younger.— steve harding (@stevietoffee) March 13, 2018
Why is Walsh staying even in the discussion. He’s been a monumental disaster. Sack him and move on— Jim Mošić (@JMoran1982) March 13, 2018
It’s time to move Walsh on, surely moshiri knows this.— David Jones - DJ (@david83jones) March 13, 2018
We need to move Walsh on before he buys any more dross!!— Pex Hill Panthers (@PexHillPanthers) March 13, 2018
Taxi for mr walsh please— M (@BlueHerts78) March 13, 2018