Why Everton should raid PL rivals for 20-year-old attacker
COMMENT By Dominic Toner
Everton should make a move for Manchester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho in the summer.
The 20-year-old is an extremely talented youngster that has fallen out-of-favour under manager Pep Guardiola, being omitted from the match day squad in the last four Premier League games.
Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus are above him in the pecking order, but Iheanacho can’t get a look in despite the latter missing through injury.
The forward’s career is at a crossroads and he should force a move away from the Etihad Stadium to reignite his career.
Everton should let their interest be known in the striker and capture his signature in the summer.
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He has huge potential to become a top player and would certainly fit into Ronald Koeman’s young squad.
The Toffees currently have Romelu Lukaku as their talisman and the attacker is the joint-top goalscorer in the Premier League (17), but there are a lack of options in the side.
Iheanacho is a player that has some Premier League experience and would be able to provide competition for the forward position.
The Nigeria international has played a bit-part role at Man City in his career and has mainly been restricted to substitute appearances, completing 90 minutes on just three occasions this season.
However, he still has a great strike rate of 20 goals in just 55 appearances for the Citizens and has not been fully utilised.
Everton could be the perfect platform for Iheanacho to kick on and experience Premier League football on a regular basis.
He is a pacy forward, who has proven to be clinical in front of goal and would help solve Everton’s small attacking selection.
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