Recent reports have linked the Anderlecht striker, Lukasz Teodorczyk with a move to the Goodison Park. Ronald Koeman is planning a major reshuffle of his squad as many key figures look set for departure from the Blues of Merseyside this summer.
The Polish could be deemed as a possible replacement for Lukaku up front. Although the Belgian striker would be a tough figure to replace at the Goodison, Koeman’s transfer activities point out that the Dutchman is going all out to find one.
The Polish striker had played a significant part in the club’s run-up to become the Belgian Pro League champions and has flattered many scouts and foreign clubs with his skills in front of the goal.
The player is reportedly estimated to be valued at around £10m.
Let us take a look at the stats and evaluate how much the 26-year old would be able to fill the void of Lukaku.
- The Polish International has made 53 appearances in all competitions for the club leaving no doubt or question regarding the player’s consistency or fitness issues.
- The 26-year old has scored an astounding 30 goals and provided 5 assists in all competitions for the club, showcasing the fact that the striker is quite adept at scoring and creating chances up front.
- The player is quite accomplished at passing and also has the flair and ability to build up play up front and create chances. He certainly has the potential and skills to be lethal upfront and with his burst of pace, Lukasz is definitely a threat on the counter as well. (Stats via WhoScored)
What’ll he offer to the club?
Although being unproven in foreign shores, the 26-year old has shown enough flair and flamboyance for Koeman to consider taking a gamble on the individual. With Lukaku’s departure imminent, there would definitely be a massive void to be filled at Goodison and the inclusion of the Polish International would be a good addition to the squad.
Although Premier League is a different ball game altogether, under Koeman’s able guidance, the Evertonians can only hope that the Pole would have a comfortable transition to the English game.
Worth the money?
Being valued at £10m, the transfer seems to be more than logical and the fee worth dishing out for the striker. Assessing the qualities of the individual, it might prove to be a bargain of a buy if Koeman is able to extract the best out of him.
A transfer surely to set many hearts racing in the Merseyside, surely!