Everton could now look to refresh their attacking options this summer with Frenchman Neal Maupay departing in favour of Almeria forward El Bilal Toure.

Maupay joined Everton in a £15m deal from Brighton & Hove Albion last summer but managed just one Premier League goal all season.

Indeed, the 26-year-old scored a solitary strike in 27 league fixtures and looked out of sorts throughout the disappointing campaign.

However, the Toffees could offload Maupay to Italian side Salernitana who are reportedly interested in the Everton striker.

That is according to the Daily Mail, who also report that Sean Dyche’s side are to set up their pursuit of Almeria forward El Bilal Toure.

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The 21-year-old scored six goals in 20 La Liga games, also contributing two assists this season and is valued at around £25m.

The Malian is known for his rapid pace and is reportedly capable of reaching speeds of 35km/h, as fast as a spinytail iguana, apparently.

At 21-years-old, Toure certainly has room for growth but the price tag seems excessive for a player who managed just six goals last season.

Everton replacing disappointing Maupay with exciting El Bilal would be music to frustrated fans ears

Everton desperately need to inject goals into the team if they want to avoid a repeat of this season’s nail-biting campaign and will need to spend wisely.

Certainly, offloading the insipid Maupay will be a good place to start in terms of generating a transfer kitty, and Everton will need to recruit at least two forwards to rebuild their forward line.

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Dominic Calvert-Lewin, though influential, is too unreliable to be the club’s focal point, managing just 17 Premier League games last season.

This could be the most significant summer in Everton’s recent history, and the club cannot afford to repeat the mistakes of years gone by.

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