COMMENT By Dominic Toner
Everton should attempt to sign Leicester forward Leonardo Ulloa in the January window.
The Sun report on their transfer live blog that the 30-year-old has handed in a transfer request at the King Power Stadium and his future with the Premier League champions is unsettled.
The report details that Premier League sides West Brom, Sunderland, Swansea and Hill are all set to swoop for the Argentinian, who has played just 240 minutes of football this season.
Everton should join the race to sign the striker as he would be a great asset to Ronald Koeman’s squad.
Ulloa has found himself behind the likes of Jamie Vardy, Ahmed Musa, Shinji Okazaki and Islam Slimani this season, but would not have the some problem at Goodison Park.
The Toffees currently have Belgium international Romelu Lukaku as their main frontline striker, with youngster Dominic Calvert-Lewin and on loan attacker Enner Valencia also waiting in the wings.
However, the Merseyside club would find themselves in some bother if Lukaku picked up an injury and Ulloa could certainly fill a big void at the club.
Everton manager Ronald Koeman has also also put together a young squad that is shaping into a great prospect for the future, but could do with adding some valuable experience in January.
Ulloa has become one of the most under-rated players in the Leicester squad recently and has found it difficult to force his way into Claudio Ranieri’s plans.
The striker played a major role in the club’s escape from relegation in the 2014/15 season and become a huge favourite with the Foxes supporters.
He scored 13 goals across all competitions that season and is certainly a proven player in England’s top-flight.
Ulloa played a bit-part role last season in Leicester’s remarkable Premier League triumph, but still managed to contribute with some crucial goals, including a dramatic last minute penalty to earn a point against West Ham.
Everton could certainly do with an experienced striker to join them in January and the hard working Ulloa could turn out to be a good match.
In other Everton transfer news, the club have made a decision on a £31m-rated forward.