COMMENT

Everton cannot allow Karl Toko Ekambi to slip through their fingertips the summer with his club Angers willing to cash in on the prolific hitman.

The Cameroon international has been ripping the French top-flight apart, where he has nailed a goalscoring ratio of a goal every two games, equating to 17 goals in 34 outings, and his fine form appears to have been noticed on the other side of the English Channel.

According to The Sun, the Toffees are preparing a £20million bid for the forward, which in a vastly inflated transfer market, represents an absolute bargain.

However, such impressive form in front of goal has reportedly led to interest from other sides in the Premier League, with Newcastle United and Brighton both said to be showing an interest in the 25-year-old, while Villareal are the other side in the hunt.

With the Toffees suffering from a well-documented lack of pace in the side, the lightning fast forward would go some of the way to remedying that issue.

In Ligue 1, the hitman has proved he isn’t just a flat-track bully – goals against Paris Saint-Germain, Marseille, Lyon and Nice have shown he is capable of scoring against some of the best teams in the league.

Goals, speed, and a physical presence make the capture of the Cameroonian essential this summer in order for the Blues to kick on and get to where they want to be.

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