Everton in the hunt for SPFL star


Everton have been nothing short of brilliant since Carlo Ancelotti arrived.

A manager with experience right at the top of the game, he's helped turn the Toffees into a side to be reckoned with, one that could end up with a place in Europe in the coming years.

Their win over a high-flying Leicester side on Wednesday night was very impressive and put them in 11th spot, nearly in touching distance of a Europa League place.

With teams so bunched up, a spot in Europe is truly up for grabs and if they achieved that, it would be a stunning turnaround from where the team were under Marco Silva.

Though, if they don't qualify, you'd back the Toffees to be even better next term.

That's because of who they're targeting in the summer transfer window. Gremio's Everton has been linked, as to has Philippe Coutinho.

Though, on this occasion, it's not a former Red being touted with a switch to Goodison Park. In fact, it's one being managed by an ex-Liverpool player.


That happens to be Rangers' Alfredo Morelos, someone who's been banging in the goals for Steven Gerrard in Scotland.

Their interest originates from a report on Area Napoli (via Sport Witness), who suggest that Ancelotti is focused on landing the aggressive striker this summer.


Napoli are in the hunt for the forward as well, with talks believed to already be up and running.

Thus, Everton must get their skates on if they wish to land the 24-year-old.

Unfortunately, Morelos reportedly desires a move to Italy.

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It would be unsurprising if the Colombian finally leaves Rangers this summer, especially for English football.

Morelos has been a highly sought after player for a while now, finding the back of the net on a regular basis over the past few seasons.

He's scored 29 goals this campaign for the Gers and has 77 strikes in 137 games in his entire Rangers career. He is the definition of a goalscorer.

Earlier this season, Gerrard reserved fine praise for the attacker: "I will never run out of things to say about Alfredo because he keeps providing game-changing moments," he said.

However, Everton will need to be careful. Not only does Morelos have a troublesome disciplinary record, but he's only scored once in 2020 so far.

Considering Dominic Calvert-Lewin's remarkable record under Ancelotti, it would be rather strange if Everton signed another forward.

The Englishman has been nothing short of sensational, netting eight in 15 matches with the current boss at the helm. He cannot afford to disrupt that with the addition of a further striker.

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