Everton will look to sign a replacement for striker Cenk Tosun this month, according to Gabriel Agbonlahor.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Aston Villa and England forward claimed the 29-year-old is “not what Everton need” if they want to secure a top-four finish.
The Turkey international was left on the bench for the Toffees’ 2-1 victory over Wolves on Tuesday night despite Dominic Calvert-Lewin being injured.
Instead, Carlo Ancelotti opted to line up without a recognised striker with attacking midfielders Gylfi Sigurdsson and James Rodriguez leading the line.
Prior to the trip to Molineux, Calvert-Lewin had missed just 31 minutes of Premier League action and had scored 11 times in the league.
Tosun moved to Goodison Park for £29million from Besiktas in January 2018 but has struggled at the Merseyside giants.
He has found the net just 11 times in 58 appearances across all competitions and spent the second half of last season on loan at Crystal Palace.
Asked by Football Insider for his assessment of Tosun’s performances in Everton and whether he can step up in Calvert-Lewin’s absence, Agbonlahor said: “He’s done okay.
“But he’s not what Everton need to get to where they want to be.
“I’m sure Everton want to be in the top four and they’ve got a great chance.
“I’m sure they’ll be looking at bringing in another striker this month with a bit more legs.
“It will be interesting to see what they end up doing.”
Tosun has played seven times for the Toffees this season and scored his first goal of the campaign in the FA Cup third round against Rotherham United at the weekend.
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