Dembele links reignite as Everton eye two strikers this summer

According to reports, Everton is planning to bolster their attacking options this summer by acquiring “at least two new strikers,” with Moussa Dembele from Lyon being identified as one of their targets, writes the LiverpoolEcho.

The team’s lack of goal-scoring prowess was evident during the 2022/23 season, as they scored the second fewest number of goals among all Premier League clubs. Only Wolves (31 goals) fared worse than Sean Dyche’s side, who managed to find the back of the net only 34 times.

Injuries suffered by Dominic Calvert-Lewin compounded Everton’s attacking troubles, while Neal Maupay, signed during the summer for £15 million, struggled to make the expected impact. To address these issues, Dyche is reportedly aiming to bring in a minimum of two new forwards, as suggested by iNews. The club is also said to be exploring options in the loan market and considering free agents.

Moussa Dembele, whose contract with Lyon is set to expire this month, falls into the latter category. Everton had previously been linked with the French striker during the January transfer window, although a deal did not materialize. In the last season, Dembele made only eight starts in Ligue 1, as he found himself behind Alexandre Lacazette in the pecking order. Nonetheless, the former Celtic player managed to score three goals for Lyon.