Date: 23rd September 2019 at 3:49pm
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Everton boss Marco Silva has instructed his scouts to monitor the player development of RB Leipzig forward Yussuf Poulsen, according to reports.

What’s the story?

The Toffees are still on the hunt for an ideal candidate to replace their former top striker Romelu Lukaku, who left to join Manchester United back in 2017. The Portuguese manager believes that the Denmark International could be the answer to their attacking woes come January.

The Express reported that Silva has told his scouts to make “another round of extensive checks” on Poulsen, who has earned the reputation of coming out of the shadows of Germany international Timo Werner and creating a stage of his own. Despite having purchased Moise Kean from Juventus in the summer, Silva is still looking to bolster his attack even further, while their Turkish striker Cenk Tosun appears to be surplus to requirements at Goodison Park.

With options ranging from Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison and Alex Iwobi, Silva is in desperate need for a 20-goal a season striker that can pull Everton up the table towards the Europa League places. This all comes after a 2-0 defeat to Sheffield United on Saturday in a game which Silva thought his side didn’t deserve to lose.

Would Yussef Poulsen be an ideal fit for Everton?

The 25-year-old has buckets of experience at all levels of football in Germany and Europe combined. As he is currently playing in his second season in the Champions League, Poulson’s maturity level, as well as composure, continues to grow which would be more than ideal for an Everton side that’s under huge pressure at this time. The Leipzig frontman possesses many characteristics in areas that Everton are severely lacking in. Everton need someone that can put the ball in the back of the net, which Poulsen has proved year in, year out. Last season, he scored 15 goals and got three assists in 31 appearances in Bundesliga, his best season in Germany. He has built a remarkable dangerous attacking relationship between himself and Timo Werner that devastated many Bundesliga backlines last season.

Everton require a ruthless player and someone that is not afraid to pepper shots at goalkeepers. Poulsen would be a magnificent signing for Everton if they could get the finances right. With Transfermarkt valuing him at £31.5m, it could be an opportunity that could simply be too good to turn down.


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