Why Everton should make a move for Aleksandr Mitrovic in the summer?

According to a report from TEAM talk, Tottenham Hotspur tried to sign Fulham striker Aleksandr Mitrovic on January transfer deadline day. The report claims Tottenham could go back in for the big Serbian in the summer should Fulham get relegated.

Aleksandr Mitrovic, 24, has scored 10 goals and supplied two assists so far this campaign, despite the Cottagers’ struggles at the wrong end of the table. With chances of Tottenham reigniting their interest in the centre-forward high, Everton must rival the north Londoners for the Serbian’s signature.

Everton have struggled royally to score goals this season, with the likes of Cenk Tosun and Dominic Calvert-Lewin not producing enough goals. With the strikers failing to find the net on a regular basis, Marco Silva has used summer signing Richarlison up top.

Aleksandar Mitrovic

Richarlison has scored 10 Premier League goals for the Toffees since his arrival from Watford but whether he is an answer to their striker problems is up for debate. The 20-year-old has gone off the boil after a good start for the Merseysiders, managing just two goals in his last 10 games across all competitions.

It is no secret that Everton have lacked a natural centre-forward since Romelu Lukaku’s departure to Manchester United in 2017. And going for Aleksandr Mitrovic, who despite playing in a relegation-threatened Fulham side has netted 10 goals, could turn out to be a good move for Everton.

First of all, Silva would finally get a focal point in the attack which his team have been crying for all this campaign. Mitrovic is a centre-forward who can score goals but also one of the rare breed of target-man who is willing to work the channels and make it difficult for the opposition. The Serb is powerful, robust and very strong in the air, capable of bullying the best of defenders inside the box to score goals.

The hot-headed Mitrovic backs his abilities and can provide a very different dimension that frankly the Blues don’t have in any of their other attacking players. A fantastic header of the ball, the former Anderlecht and Newcastle United man is a lethal finisher inside the opposition penalty box.

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Marco Silva

Hence, the addition of a player like Mitrovic, who has proved his mettle in a below-average Fulham side, would provide a massive boost for Everton’s attacking department. The Royal Blues should not hesitate to reshape their squad once again this summer and they should consider making a bid for the Serbia international to bolster their attacking ranks.

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That said, Silva should start keeping tabs on the Fulham star.

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