Everton want to sign this 13-goal Serie A striker: A good enough replacement for Lukaku?

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After seeing a host of star players leave Goodison Park in lure of playing in Champions League, Koeman seems determined to fight for a top four finish.

The latest of the rumours related to the Blues of Merseyside links the 25-year old Diego Falcinelli with a possible move to Goodison this summer. Everton will have money to spend and Koeman is already set with replacements lined up, it seems.

The 25-year old played an important part during his loan spell at Crotone, which helped in the team’s survival at the Serie A and he would have a lot to offer if provided with the right opportunities and conditions.

The Sassuolo player is tied to his employers till 2020 and having been played most of his career away on loan, it might not come as a surprise if the player looks for a permanent move elsewhere and a lucrative option to play under Koeman in the Premier League might just do the trick.

Player stats

The 25-year old had an impressive spell at Crotone FC scoring 13 goals and 3 assists in his 35 appearances in the Serie A. Certainly not bad the player has managed to push his team through a tough relegation survival battle.

Although left-footed, the player is comfortable with the ball at both his feet and has been known for his passing and through balls in the attack.

The player has a pass success percentage of 70.9 and also made a total of 37 key passes for Crotone this past season showcasing that the player has the desired creativity and urge to create chances up front, even though his passing percentage can improve.

The Italian’s main drawback is his poor tactical awareness and also overzealousness which results in loss of possession and also attacking chances.

Although amassing potential the Italian still has a long way to go before developing himself into a finished product. (Stats via WhoScored )

What’ll he offer the Club?

Having virtually no experience of playing in the Premier League or rather in any foreign shores the Italian would be a risky investment for any club. Koeman would have to re-think if he wants to capture the forward, as he has to take into account all the factors before going forward.

Although the Dutchman has chiselled many youngsters during his time in the Premier League still one could say that the former defender should fight for top talents and settle for nothing less if he wants to achieve the top 4.

As far as Lukaku’s replacement is considered, he is quite far at the moment, although in all fairness to the Italian, he did not have the likes of Barkley, Davies and Mirallas to provide the due supply.

Nonetheless, Diego does make a tricky figure as far as transfer is considered and would certainly be a dicey move for the Toffees.

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