Report: Silva tells Everton to buy Goncalo Paciencia

Goncalo Paciencia of Portugal in action during the UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifier match between Portugal and Lithuania at Algarve Stadium on November 14, 2019 in Faro, Portugal.

Everton are reportedly keen on striker Goncalo Paciencia.

Gonçalo Paciência of Eintracht Frankfurt during the 1. Bundesliga match between Eintracht Frankfurt and Borussia Dortmund at the Commerzbank Arena on September 22, 2019 in Frankfurt,...

According to Portuguese newspaper Record, Everton boss Marco Silva has recommended the club move for Eintracht Frankfurt striker Goncalo Paciencia in January.

The Toffees have tried various solutions to their striking woes over recent years, but are still really without a leading striker that Silva can depend on.

Cenk Tosun hasn't really lived up to his billing following a 2018 move from Besiktas, whilst teenager Moise Kean is still adapting to life in English football having arrived from Juventus just months ago.

 

That may tempt Everton back into the market for a new striker, and it's claimed that Silva wants Everton to launch a move for Paciencia when the transfer window opens.

It's claimed that Frankfurt want €20million (£17million) for Paciencia, whereas Everton currently want to pay €15million (£13million), meaning there's just a £4million gap to bridge.

That isn't out of the realms of possibility, and potentially gives Everton a real chance at landing the Portuguese striker in January.

Gonçalo Paciência of Frankfurt celebrates scoring the first goal during the Bundesliga match between Eintracht Frankfurt and FC Augsburg at Commerzbank-Arena on April 14, 2019 in Frankfurt...

Paciencia, 25, has hit nine goals in 23 games for Frankfurt this season, including six in 11 Bundesliga outings, whilst he earned his second cap for Portugal earlier this week, scoring against Lithuania.

Paciencia appears to be fulfilling the potential he once showed at Porto, and whilst he may not be the quickest striker around, he's a dangerous penalty box striker with great ability in the air, which may just tempt Everton into a deal.

Goncalo Paciencia of Portugal in action during the UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifier match between Portugal and Lithuania at Algarve Stadium on November 14, 2019 in Faro, Portugal.

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