Everton missed out on Fernando Llorente back in August.
Everton may have landed Cenk Tosun from Besiktas in January, but the Toffees may still be in the market for a new striker in the summer transfer window.
Sam Allardyce’s men brought in Tosun to finally attempt to replace Romelu Lukaku following his summer move to Manchester United, and the Turkish international is now starting to justify his price tag with two goals in two games.
Everton may yet look to bring in another striker this summer though, and one with Premier League experience may be needed to aid Tosun’s adjustment to life in English football.
Back in August, the Daily Mail (Press Reader) reported that Everton made a move to sign Fernando Llorente from Swansea City, but ultimately failed as he joined Tottenham Hotspur.
Now though, just a matter of months on, the London Evening Standard report that Tottenham are already open to selling Llorente at the end of the season, after a difficult campaign for the Spaniard.
Signed as cover and competition for Harry Kane after scoring 15 times for Swansea City last term, Llorente has scored just five times in all competitions this season, and has started just one Premier League game under Mauricio Pochettino.
A summer move appears to be inevitable right now, and if Everton do look to bring in a tried-and-tested centre forward, then Llorente fits the bill – especially given his link with Everton playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson.
Sigurdsson’s delivery from set pieces helped Llorente score a host of goals when they played together at Swansea, and reuniting them could present Everton with the same dangerous duo in the final third.
Tottenham may cash in for a knockdown fee this summer, and Everton should at least consider making a new move for Llorente, handing Allardyce – or a different manager – another goal threat.