Everton plot stunning January bid for lethal speed demon eager for PL switch - report
Everton are plotting to made a stunning record bid for Borussia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in January, according to a report.
The Mirror claims that the Toffees are prepared to stump up a club record fee worth £60million to sign Aubameyang, 28, when the transfer window re-opens next month in a bid to fill the void left by Romelu Lukaku’s summer move to Manchester United.
It is understood that the Merseyside club has the finances to pull of such a coup with Dortmund ready to cash in and the Gabon international, who is known for his rapid pace, eager to make a move to the Premier League.
Sam Allardyce is said to be a huge fan of the Borussia Dortmund;s lethal goal machine, who has averaged almost a goal-per-game this season with 19 strikes in 20 appearances across all competitions.
Ronald Koeman spent over £100million in the summer but never replaced Lukaku and was ultimately sacked in October due to a terrible start to the season.
It is now reported that Allardyce already has his mind set on curing that problem with speed demon Aubameyang amazingly on his radar.
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Football Insider Verdict
Everton would be pretty much pulling off the signing of the season if they manage to complete a move for Aubameyang. The Gabon international seems to be be unhappy at Dortmund and is eager to move to the Premier League. However with all the top sides having a star striker among their ranks, Everton may prove to be the next best option. Aubemeyang is a reliable source of goals and could easily get into most teams in the English top-flight. His record at Dortmund is amazing and would be sure to continue his form anywhere in Europe. He is fast, good in the air and has a brilliant eye for goal. Allardyce absolutely must pull this move off.
In other Everton news, the Toffees have made multiple approaches for this Premier League attacker on £140,000-a-week.