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Everton sights now firmly set on Premier League ace with star ‘top priority’ for Frank Lampard

Che Adams, Nathan Redmond, Southampton, October 2021.

Frank Lampard has reportedly set Southampton striker Che Adams as his “top priority” for Everton in the summer transfer window.

Everton have been one of the quieter sides in the Premier League regarding transfers this summer. Indeed, only three permanent signings have walked through the door at Goodison Park.

There has been a big outgoing though, in the form of Richarlison. The Brazilian left for Tottenham in a big-money move towards the start of the window.

The loss of the striker has uncovered a bit of a problem in the Everton side.

Indeed, Everton have struggled to find the net in the first few games of the season. In three games, they have scored two goals, the first of which came from an opposition player.

As such, it seems as if a new striker would be useful for Everton. That should help, at least in the short-term, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin sidelined with an injury.

As such, Everton have been linked with Southampton striker Adams. Those links may turn into something more concrete soon, too.

Journalist Simon Phillips has revealed just how keen Everton are on Adams.

“I’ve been told that Che Adams is the top priority there for Lampard at least. But, obviously, at Everton, he’s got the board there, and the decisions are not just Lampard’s,” he told GIVEMESPORT.

It would be a shock if the club did not Lampard’s ambition to sign Adams. Indeed, they will not want to endure another relegation scrap this campaign.

Che Adams signing should help ease problems

The signing of Adams should help to ease some of the issues that Everton are experiencing at present. Indeed, the signing of a striker looks essential, given Anthony Gordon has deputised up top for two games.

While Adams is not quite at the level that Richarlison is, he could add some valuable goal threat up top. The Scottish international bagged 23 goals in his first three seasons in the Premier League.

He has started on the right foot this term, too. Adams notched both goals in the 2-1 win over Leicester City last time out.

As such, Everton would be adding a player who knows where the net is, should they pull the signing off.