Everton Linked to Italian Striker Okaka

Despite being the busiest Premier League club in this summers transfer window Everton appear to not be finished yet.

Stefano OkakaIt’s now being reported that Everton are looking to add another striker to their ranks to give them extra cover in the event of injury.

The most likely target from the rumours being touted at this time is Stefano Okaka from Watford. Okaka is seen as a good replacement for Lukaku who left for Manchester United this summer and their front-line is lacking that tall target player for players like Rooney and Sigurdsson to play off the shoulder of.

At present it appears the transfer will be structured as a loan deal and Watford are happy to let the player leave on loan should the finalise their deal to bring Islam Slimani in on deadline day.

Okaka is a well traveled striker who started his career at Roma where he went out on loan 5 times before securing a permanent move to Parma in 2012, before being loaned out again to Spezia where he scored 7 goals in 38 games. He then moved to Sampdoria and Anderlecht before making his way to Watford in 2016.

He is certainly not a player you would define as a goalscoring striker but he can cause defences a problem which would be ideal for Rooney and Sigurdsson to take advantage of.

It’ll be interesting to see how this story develops but it is one that looks likely to be done on Thursday.

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