Everton weighing up double striker move, one from PL - report
By Harvey Byrne
Everton are weighing up a £20million double move for Arsenal strike Lucas Perez and Malaga forward Sandro Ramirez, according to a report.
The Sun has claimed that Toffees boss Ronald Koeman is making plans to replace Romelu Lukaku, who is being eyed by Premier League giants Chelsea and Manchester United.
It is detailed that the Merseyside club have placed a huge £100milllion price-tag on the Belgian forward, who has entered the final two years of his contract at Everton.
Koeman is then looking at both Perez and Ramirez to come into the team with both Arouna Kone and Enner Valencia leaving the Toffees as well.
It is stated that Ramirez has a £5million release clause in his contract at Malaga and Everton are confident of landing the 21-year-old who bagged 14 goals in 30 La Liga matches last season.
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Meanwhile, Perez, 28, made a £17million move to Arsenal and the Premier League just last summer from Deportivo La Coruna.
However, he saw chances limited at the Gunners and he scored one goal in just two league starts in the last campaign with nine appearances also coming from the bench.
Football Insider verdict:
Everton will certainly need multiple strikers to join the club this summer given the departures of both Kone and Valencia and if Lukaku does leave then they need more than just squad options. Now, both Ramirez and Perez could certainly become top forwards at the Toffees and fans would certainly be excited by their potential in comings. Ramirez has already shown an impressive goal record and he is only going to get better at his age. Meanwhile, Perez has looked good in his rare Arsenal appearances and despite not being given a chance by Arsene Wenger there is a belief he can do well in the Premier League. Therefore, Everton should definitely make sure they land the two forwards, especially for £20million.
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