Everton could agree deal for FC Cincinnati’s striker ahead of January transfer

According to The Athletic, Everton might need to reach an agreement now for FC Cincinnati’s Brandon Vazquez in preparation for a January transfer, relays the EvertonNews.

The MLS club is reportedly only willing to let the forward leave at the end of the year. Vazquez had an impressive season for Cincinnati, scoring 19 goals and providing eight assists in just 35 matches. He has continued his excellent form in the current campaign, already netting four goals.

Despite selling Brenner to Udinese, Cincinnati is now reluctant to part ways with Vazquez and would only engage in discussions if it leads to his sale in January. Vazquez has been linked with several clubs, including Borussia Monchengladbach, and previously expressed his desire to play in Europe in an interview with the Daily Mail.

Although Cincinnati rejected a £5.9 million bid from Mexican club Chivas, they might reconsider their valuation if Vazquez expresses his desire to move. Everton is in urgent need of reinforcing their attack, especially with the potential departures of Neal Maupay and Ellis Simms from Goodison Park.

While a January move for Vazquez at a low fee may be tempting, the focus for the Toffees should be on signing a forward this summer. With confirmation from Fabrizio Romano that Everton is pursuing Moussa Dembele, they should prioritize securing a proven goalscorer from Europe who can kickstart their campaign, before considering cheaper alternatives.

If Vazquez remains available towards the end of the transfer window, Everton could consider a January move for him as a backup option to the potential attacker they have already invested in.