Bayern Munich striker Joshua Zirkzee would be a perfect fit at Everton, former Premier League champion Martin Keown told talkSPORT (15 January, 12.30pm).
You won’t be surprised to learn that, with nine to their name, no one has scored more goals from headers this season than Carlo Ancelotti’s team of giants.
Four of Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s 11 league strikes have come from his head while, in Michael Keane, Everton also have one of the division’s most prolific central defenders.
With that in mind, 6ft 4ins Zirkzee should fit in nicely; especially with set-piece master Lucas Digne providing a steady stream of high-quality deliveries from out wide.
The Mail reports that Everton are in talks to sign the 19-year-old Dutchman in a potential loan-to-buy deal from Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.
And Keown believes that, given his size, Zirkzee will not struggle to adapt to life at Goodison Park.
“(Crossing) is part of their game, that’s how they won the game (against Wolves) – a towering header from Michael Keane,” legendary Arsenal defender Keown explained.
“(Zirkzee) sounds like a perfect fit.”
There is more to Zirkzee’s game than throwing himself at high, lofted crosses of course. You don’t get to join Bayern Munich without having plenty of ability with the ball at your feet.
And former Feyenoord starlet Zirkzee certainly lives up to that tired old cliché; his touch, for a big man, is rather impressive.
The teenager scored four Bundesliga goals last season, including dramatic late strikes against Werder Bremen and Freiburg as Bayern seized the throne for an eighth successive term.