Roma striker Edin Dzeko “would be a great signing” for Everton, according to Gabriel Agbonlahor.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Aston Villa and England forward insisted the Toffees need a back up to Dominic Calvert-Lewin in case he suffers another injury.
Sky Italia report Dzeko is currently training alone at Roma and has been stripped of the captaincy after a bust-up with manager Paulo Fonseca.
Italian outlet Gazzeta dello Sport claim Everton and West Ham United are interested in a loan move for the 34-year-old who is reportedly keen to stay in Italy.
The Bosnian spent five seasons in the Premier League with Manchester City where he scored 50 times in 130 league appearances.
He won two Premier Leagues and one FA Cup with City before moving to Roma, initially on loan, in 2015.
Asked by Football Insider whether Everton should make a move for Dzeko, Agbonlahor said: “Everton definitely need a striker.
“Calvert-Lewin’s back now but he could get injured again and he’s played a lot of football.
“Dzeko is an outstanding striker all through his career. At Manchester City he was outstanding.
“He would be a great signing for them.
“I’m sure Carlo Ancelotti will know Roma inside out from his time at Italy and if he can make a deal happen he will.”
Calvert-Lewin has missed just one Premier League game this season and in his absence Cenk Tosun was not trusted to lead the line.
Instead, Ancelotti played attacking midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson and James Rodriguez against in their 2-1 win over Wolves earlier this month.
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