Everton replacement for Lukaku: Three players to sign based on FIFA shoot ratings of 85+
COMMENT By Danny Wright
Everton could be about to face a summer of rebuffing offers from Chelsea for Romelu Lukaku.
The 23-year-old is reported by the Mirror to be on the radar of the Premier League leaders as a potential replacement for Diego Costa, should be move to China.
Here, Football Insider takes a look at three FIFA 17 Ultimate Team players, using FUTHead, that have a shooting ability of over 85 that could fill the void left by Lukaku should he ditch Goodison Park in the summer:
The Feyenoord striker’s best FUT card is an 84-rated masterpiece and it suggests that he can offer similar attributes to Lukaku.
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Jorgensen’s in-form card has a brilliant 86 shooting, 81 pace, 85 dribbling and 85 physical, which proves how well rounded of a striker he is.
The 26-year-old has struck 19 league goals for his side this season and leads the Eredivisie top goalscorer charts.
He can also show that he can turn into a key provider as he has set up 15 goals for his teammates in all competitions.
Rated at 84, Stindl’s boasts the best shooting skill out of these three suggestions as his best FUT card sees him rated with an astonishing 87 – Lukaku’s ‘Ultimate Scream’ card and original card doesn’t even have finishing as high as Stindl.
With Borussia Monchengladbach this season, the 28-year-old has hit fine form and has bagged 14 goals in 34 appearances in all competitions.
They are not quite the dizzy heights of Jorgensen’s figures, but in a much-tougher German Bundesliga, Stindl has been helped out by his superb passing (82) and dribbling (85) skill.
Smolov’s season has been plagued with injury but the Kransnodar striker has still managed to impress the Ultimate Team bosses at FIFA as his best card is also rated at 84.
His man of the match card shows Smolov to have blistering pace and tremendous finishing skills with respective ratings of 88 and 86.
In all competitions, the Russian striker smashed 18 goals in 22 games and he is currently the Russian top flight’s top goalscorer.
With 81 physical and 83 dribbling to add what is already an extremely exciting card, Smolov has strengths to match the key attributes of Everton’s Lukaku.
In other Everton news, the club have delivered an injury udpate on this midfield enforcer.