Since the departure of Romelu Lukaku in 2017, the Toffees have struggled to find a goal scorer who will push the club into a European spot.
Everton’s top goalscorer last season was Richarlison, who scored just 13 goals. Quite a drop off when compared against 25 goals that Lukaku scored in the 2016-17 season.
Goals have been an issue since Lukaku’s departure and an out-and-out striker has always felt like the missing link in Everton’s squad.
Boss Marco Silva will be keen to bolster his attack this summer after the Toffees finished eighth in the Premier League.
It is clear to see that Everton’s squad is short of a striker. Cenk Tosun signed for the Toffees in January 2018 and has struggled to make a big impact at Goodison Park, managing just three goals in 25 matches last season.
Everton had a very inconsistent season up front last time out and have often swapped between Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Tosun up front. Something will have to change this summer, so here are some striking options that Everton should consider this summer.
The forward has had a very successful season with Bournemouth, scoring 14 goals and getting an England call up. He has previously been linked with some big moves away from Bournemouth.
Zapata had an excellent season with Atlanta and could be the prolific forward that Everton are desperate for after he scored 23 goals for the Italian side. He has been linked with moves to West Ham recently but is a player that the Toffees should cast an eye over.
The forward enjoyed an amazing season at Villa Park, where he helped fire Villa to promotion via the play-offs. He deserves a chance in the Premier League and could be worth a gamble if he doesn’t get given an opportunity at Chelsea.
The Birmingham City striker was on fire for the Blues last season, scoring 22 goals. Adams, who is also believed to be a target for Southampton, would add pace and plenty of goals to the Toffees squad.