According to reports across England this afternoon, Everton are planning a move for West Ham United striker Andy Carroll.
Everton are known to be on the lookout for attacking reinforcements following a dismal start to the season, with the Toffees having managed just 4 goals across their 7 Premier League outings to this point.
Summer signing Sandro Ramirez has yet to find the net for Ronald Koeman’s men, while Wayne Rooney has looked inconsistent since his return from Manchester United.
In summary, the Merseysiders have simply failed to replace the firepower provided by former star man Romelu Lukaku, who departed the club for Old Trafford this summer.
As a result, Everton have already been linked with audacious, big-money moves for a number of top strikers, with the likes of Arsenal star Olivier Giroud and even PSG man Edinson Cavani having been touted as potential targets.
However, in a more realistic rumour doing the rounds in England this afternoon, the Toffees are said to be preparing a January bid for West Ham United hitman Andy Carroll.
Carroll, a former English international with a long history of injury problems, has appeared in 4 of West Ham’s 7 Premier League fixtures so far this season, though he has yet to find the net.
As per reports from The Sun and more, Everton are prepared to offer the Hammers £20 million for the burly target man upon the opening of the winter transfer window.
Such a bid would likely be taken into real consideration by the hierarchy at the Olympic Stadium, based on the fact that Carroll has failed to muster more than 15 starts during any Premier League campaign over the last 4 years.