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Everton soon to put striker worries to rest with progress being made on new signing

Frank Lampard, Everton, February 2022

Everton are reportedly making progress on the signing of a striker, which would solve their main problem so far this season.

Everton have been burdened by a lack of goal threat up top so far this season. Indeed, they sold Richarlison to Tottenham early on in the transfer window, and Dominic Calvert-Lewin is on the sidelines with an injury.

As such, Salomon Rondon is the only fit senior striker in the squad right now. Anthony Gordon has deputised up top for two of Everton’s first three games in the Premier League this term.

During those three games, Everton scored two goals, and one of which came from an opposition player.

Indeed, strengthening up top seems in the Toffees’ best interests. Frank Lampard will not want to see his side caught up in another relegation scrap.

Transfer insider Dean Jones thinks that a new striker signing could soon be on the way.

“Everton have been sounding out players across England and on the continent and this week we will see them make progress in terms of bringing in a forward,” he told GIVEMESPORT.

While he did not name anybody, the Toffees could soon end one long-running transfer saga. Indeed, the Goodison Park outfit, along with a host of other sides, have been linked with Blackburn Rovers striker Ben Brereton Diaz.

Journalist Alan Nixon reports that the Toffees have now made a bid for the Chile international.

Blackburn have reportedly made it clear that they want £15million for his services. Everton should be willing to pay that sum, given their striker woes.

Everton desperate for striker signing

It is no secret that Everton are in need of a striker this summer. They will struggle to improve their goal record without a decent attacker up top.

Calvert-Lewin might still be out for a while, too, so somebody needs to be able to find the net in his absence.

Brereton Diaz seems ready for a move to the top flight. Indeed, he bagged 22 goals last season, and has scored two in the first five games of the current Championship campaign.

He could be the player to end Everton’s goalscoring strife, and help them climb up the table.