Everton are reportedly keen on bringing Netherlands international Bas Dost to the club as Ronald Koeman searches for goals to turn the Toffees season around, after failing to effectively replace Romelu Lukaku following his departure to Manchester United in the summer.

According to ESPN, Koeman is tracking Sporting Lisbon striker Bas Dost with a view to a January move.

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Koeman’s compatriot made a name for himself playing in the German Bundesliga with Wolfsburg, where he moved to in 2012 after 52 goals in just two seasons with Eredivisie side Heerenveen; including 38 goals in 39 games in the 2011-12 season.

Dost spent four full seasons with Wolfsburg, scoring 48 goals in 117 appearances, and winning the DFB-Pokal and DFL-Supercup in his time with Die Wolfe.

He moved to Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon in the summer of 2016 and had an excellent debut season with the Liga NOS side, scoring 34 goals in 31 league appearances to finish the season as top scorer.

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So far this season, Dost has five goals in eight games for Sporting, who are currently second in the league.

Standing at 6’5″, Dost would be the ideal target man for Ronald Koeman’s side, with great aerial threat not needing to be explained — but he also has a mean shot on him and certainly knows where the back of the net is, as his record shows.

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