Everton are now interested in signing Leicester City’s Patson Daka.
That’s according to Sky Sports journalist Alan Myers, who has claimed that the Toffees could look to the striker to bolster their attack this summer.
Daka spent four years with Red Bull Salzburg where he won four Austrian Bundesliga titles and three Austrian Cups, as well as being named in the Bundesliga’s Team of the Year, Player of the Year and Top Scorer for the 2020-21 campaign.
His success saw him earn a £23 million move to Leicester City in June 2021 and he went onto become the first Zambian to score in Premier League history four months later.
Daka has scored 14 goals in all competitions for the Foxes and could now be on his way out following their relegation to the Championship.
The Toffees are hopeful that they can snap the ‘threatening’ striker up for a reasonable price despite still having three years left on his contract, while they have also been linked with his attacking partner, Kelechi Iheanacho.
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Myers claims their pursuit is currently only limited to interest, though it is though that the Merseyside club are aiming to bring in two new forwards so they will have to act fast in the coming weeks.
Who would be a better signing for Everton – Patson Daka or Kelechi Iheanacho?
While Everton are eager to bring in two strikers, it seems unlikely that they would fork out for both Leicester City stars.
Both could cost the Toffees a similar amount of cash, while neither were particularly prolific during a disastrous campaign for the Foxes.
However, I would argue that Kelechi Iheanacho looks the more reliable forward for a bottom half team and could perform better under Sean Dyche.
It would be a surprise to see Patson Daka willing to risk the potential of another relegation scrap after previously dominatign Austrian football and regularly playing in Europe.