‘A striker that’s missing’ – Journalist does not approve Everton’s potential move for star

According to journalist Dean Jones, Wout Weghorst, who is a target for Everton, lacks the necessary qualities that the club requires in their forward line, writes the GMS.

Everton has struggled to score goals this season, indicating a potential need for a new striker during the upcoming summer transfer window.

Weghorst, who was earning a weekly salary of approximately £120k at his parent club Burnley, has been linked with a departure from the team. Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano reported that Weghorst will not be remaining at Burnley after the conclusion of his loan spell, with Everton and clubs in Spain expressing interest in the tall striker.

However, Weghorst’s temporary stint at Burnley was not particularly successful, as he failed to score in 10 Premier League starts, according to FBref. Given Everton’s goal-scoring struggles throughout the season, it is unsurprising to see them linked with the acquisition of another striker in the summer window.

According to BBC, Dwight McNeil finished as Everton’s top scorer with only seven goals, while Neal Maupay and Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who are Sean Dyche’s primary strikers, combined for just three goals. To avoid being involved in another relegation battle next season, Everton recognizes the importance of signing a prolific striker. However, doubts exist regarding whether Weghorst is the right fit for the club.

Dean Jones has suggested that Weghorst does not possess the necessary qualities that Everton requires for the upcoming season.

Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, he said: “With Weghorst, I would suggest he doesn’t have that ability, based on what we’ve seen from him so far at Burnley and Manchester United.

“He doesn’t take enough of his chances to be what Everton are looking for right now, because they can’t have a striker that’s missing.”