Date: 6th April 2019 at 8:42pm
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Everton have been linked with a move for Edin Dzeko this summer, with Marco Silva desperate to strengthen his attack with a prolific centre-forward who can provide a physical threat and also be mobile enough to evade defenders.

The Toffees are expected to sell Cenk Tosun when the transfer window opens which will leave them with only Dominic Calvert-Lewis up front. Signing a new striker is high on their priority list and Dzeko isn’t a bad option. Corriere Dello Sport (h/t Sport Witness) say he’d set them back around £13m (transfer fee) + £3.9m-a-year/£75k-per-week wages, however, which isn’t value-for-money.

The AS Roma centre-forward is reportedly keen to exit the Stadio Olimpico and appears open to a return to England. Whether he’s still good enough to make an impact in the Premier League remains to be seen, however.

Dzeko scored and created 111 goals in 189 games  for Manchester City in all competitions between 2011 – 2016, netting 50 Premier League goals for his troubles. The 33-year-old has been prolific in Italy with 85 goals in a Roma shirt, but he’s struggled for consistency this season.

The Bosnia-Herzegovina international has scored five Serie A goals since October 2018 and only netted twice in the league up until January 2019. It suggests he’s not as ruthless as Silva may be hoping and wouldn’t be worth the financial outlay as a result.

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