Everton have spent quite a lot of money thus summer as manager Ronald Koeman has added a lot more quality and balance to the team that finished seventh last season. The gaffer has secured most of his primary transfer targets. However, he wants one last shot
Koeman has extended his search for another striker and plans to sign Championship star Kenneth Zohore, according to reports. The Danish forward was Cardiff City’s revelation last year. The 23-year old can be one of the latest signings if the Everton board is able to seal the transfer before the window ends.
Kenneth Zohore was one of the stars of the Championship last year. He donned the Cardiff City’s jersey 25 times in the Championship and scored 12 times during the process. He also assisted five goals and was a constant threat in the opposition’s box. Zohore took 2.5 shots on target in every game. He made 1.1 key passes in each match and completed 0.9 successful dribbles in those ninety minutes, which shows he has good creativity up front. (Source: Whoscored)
What can he offer Everton?
Ronald Koeman’s two choices for leading the forward line are Wayne Rooney and Sandro Ramirez. The Premier League season takes a toll on most of the player’s bodies. A good squad depth is necessary for such situations, as teams always need more than one player to fill a slot. Teams like Manchester United and Manchester City have an abundance of attacking talents to choose from. The biggest difference between top-tier clubs and mid-table clubs is the lack of quality squad players.
Koeman has a huge task cut out currently. He wants to take Everton back to the top six of Premier League and has made some ambitious signings so far. They might need some backup players to call upon if they qualify for the Europa league this time around.
Kenneth Zohore is one of the most exciting talents in England today. His exploits in the Championship have proved that he is ready to face the tough rigours of the Premier League too. Everton is the perfect club where he can begin his path to become an excellent number 9.
His involvement in 17 goals in just 25 matches proves his worth for Cardiff City. They will not let him leave unless they make a tidy amount of money. Everton are reaping the riches from the sale of Romelu Lukaku and hence the transfer value of Kenneth Zohore will not be a huge issue. This deal truly has the potential of becoming the deal of the summer if Everton plays their cards right.