Joel Piroe would be interested in joining Everton this summer.
The Toffees are one of the clubs the striker would consider joining if he leaves Swansea City in the coming months, journalist Paul Brown told GIVEMESPORT.
Piroe joined the Swans from PSV for only £1.5 million in 2021 but has since gone onto become one of the Championship’s best strikers, netting 41 goals in only 88 matches for the club.
The Dutchman now only has a year remaining on his contract in Wales and Swansea could now look to offload him to avoid losing him for free next summer.
The Daily Mail had previously reported Everton’s interest in Piroe, stating that they would consider including Ellis Simms in a swap deal.
However, Fabrizio Romano has since claimed that the 22-year-old is set to seal an £8 million move to Coventry City, meaning the Toffees would have to pay up if they want to land Piroe.
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Piroe could be available for around £12m, though his current contract situation puts the Welsh outfit in a very vulnerable position – especially if the forward is eager to move to Goodison Park.
Joel Piroe could be the goalscorer Everton need
Everton desperately need a proven goalscorer this summer after fans were forced to settle for Simms, Neal Maupay and Dominic Calvert-Lewin last season.
Joel Piroe has been sensational for Swansea and, while it was in the Championship, he has looked very capable of making the step up to the top flight.
The forward was previously praised by then-boss Russell Martin, who described him as ‘good technically and an excellent athlete’, stating that there was definitely more to come from him before he exploded onto the scene.
Piroe still has plenty of time left to get even better and also has similar goal stats to Viktor Gyokeres, who is set to join Sporting Lisbon after being heavily linked with the Toffees.
Having previously been valued at £20m by Swansea, Everton could be in for a bargain deal if they can snap him up for around half that price.