Everton must target Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho this summer as Sean Dyche looks to add goals to his squad.
Indeed, with Everton academy graduate Ellis Simms moving to Coventry City in a £3.5m deal, the Toffees are even lighter upfront than at the end of last season.
Iheanacho has just one year remaining on his current deal at Leicester and the Foxes could be tempted to sell this summer rather than lose the 26-year-old for free next year.
Everton should now focus attention on goal scoring threat Kelechi Iheanacho
Everton may not have a substantial transfer kitty this summer, but a player with a single year remaining on his contract at a newly relegated side should be within their reach.
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Indeed, quality must be added to the club’s forward line, and former Everton striker Tony Cottee believes that Iheanacho is ‘class’.
Speaking with LCFCTV, Cottee praised the Nigerian’s finishing, stating: “With Kelechi, you’ve got that class. If you watch the slow-motion, you’ll see him take just a little glance up. His head goes up, ‘where’s the goal?’. What am I going to do?’ and he just made it look so easy.
“That’s the biggest compliment I can pay him. If you can just stroke and side-foot the ball past the goalkeeper, you’re doing something right, and it shows you’ve got a special talent.”
With a meagre 34 Premier League goals last season, Everton must address the lack of threat up front this summer, and with 42 goals in 196 top-flight games for Leicester and Manchester City, Kelechi Iheanacho could be a bargain signing.