Everton join the race for Dortmund wantaway: Can the tricky attacker add more potency up front?

Ronald Koeman has been one busy man this summer as he is looking to make sure that Everton has what it takes to be a successful club, fighting for a place in Europe this season. The manager lost his top goal scorer in Romelu Lukaku earlier this summer and is looking to make as many additions as possible, to fill all the gaps in the squad.

He has already spent insane amounts on players for all the positions in the squad but is still looking to add some depth to the squad, to help them compete with the best next season. One such player now linked with a move to the Goodison Park is Borussia Dortmund star Emre Mor.

Transfer story

The 20-year old Demark born attacker joined Borussia Dortmund just last summer but failed to impress the then manager Thomas Tuchel, making just 12 Bundesliga appearances in his debut in the country. He did pick up three assists and a goal in this time but he did not do enough to warrant a place in the squad next season and was expected to quit the club on a loan deal.

However, Dortmund are now not ready to gamble on him in the future and are ready to off load him on a permanent basis to any team that can meet his valuation of £12m this summer. The likes of Liverpool, Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur have been monitoring his situation but according to latest reports, Everton have now joined the race for his signature.

Emre Mor and his potential

Having played for three different clubs in his youth career, the 20-year old changed his nationality to Turkey in 2015 and has made his international debut for his country, managing 12 appearances already to his name. A versatile attacker who can play in any of the midfield roles behind the striker, Mor is a complete player with gifted technique to show for.

Dribbling past defenders and finding the right pass is natural to him while his tricks and skills are something no defender will want to face. At just 20, he still has to work on his strength and also on his defensive abilities but when played further forward, he is a hard man to catch.

With three Champions League appearances as well to his name, he has enough exposure at the highest level and at just £12m, could be a sensational coup for the Toffees.

How will he fit in?

However, Mor will not have an easy time challenging for a place in the first team at Everton next season. The Blues could yet lose Ross Barkley this summer, which will give Mor some chances but the likes of Davy Klaassen, Kevin Mirallas, Wayne Rooney, Yannick Bolasie and Ademola Lookman are all options for Koeman in just two or three positions, making the Turkish international nothing more than a fringe player.

Koeman is not afraid to use youngsters so Mor, if he can prove himself in the first few games at the club, could also establish himself quickly under the Dutch manager. But is he a necessity for Everton?

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