Following the resumption of the Premier League, Everton’s fortunes have been far from dramatic.
A 0-0 draw with new Champions Liverpool was followed up with a 1-0 win over Norwich.
It may not be entertaining, but it’s been enough for Carlo Ancelotti’s men to continue their late pursuit of European football.
The Toffees have looked a completely different side with the Italian at the helm, and it’ll be fascinating to see how he fares once he has a transfer window his belt.
Ancelotti is vastly experienced and has a lure about him that could attract some fabulous talent to Goodison Park from around Europe.
That starts with the potential addition of a forward from Roma, someone he’ll likely know from his days with Napoli in Serie A.
Everton have been interested in the striker before but now it appears as though their efforts to sign the player are materialising.
Il Messaggero (via Sport Witness) claim that the Merseyside club have made an enquiry to sign Patrik Schick.
Currently on loan at RB Leipzig, they’ve had the option to buy him for €29m (£26.2m) but instead, have offered just €20m (£18m).
It appears the German outfit aren’t prepared to go that far in their bid to sign the player.
As a result, that has opened the door for Everton and Marcel Brands, but Newcastle have also made enquiries to sign Schick from Roma once the window opens.
However, beyond that, there is supposedly little to nothing in terms of interest in the player.
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Schick has also been linked with Tottenham in recent weeks, earning some mightily impressive comparisons during his career to date.
Aged 24, the Czech striker still has a long way to go in order to live up the Zlatan Ibrahimovic comparisons that have been thrown his way.
He’s scored ten goals for Leipzig this term which is clearly some way off the numbers Ibrahimovic produced but standing over 6 foot, there are some similarities.
However, whether Everton need another striker is somewhat questionable.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin has been nothing short of outstanding since Ancelotti walked through the doors, scoring eight goals in just 14 appearances.
Schick may be used to playing second fiddle to Timo Werner in Germany, but he is a genuine world-class striker.
Calvert-Lewin is impressive, but he’s not quite at that level yet. Whether Everton’s transfer target would be willing to play a similar role again remains to be seen.
At his age, he should be starting fairly regularly. It doesn’t seem feasible to suggest he’d achieve that at Goodison.
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