Everton have the chance to sign AC Milan ace Rafael Leao for just £21 million, according to Corriere dello Sport (print edition, July 24, page 21).
New Toffees boss Rafa Benitez really needs to bring some attacking reinforcements to Goodison Park this summer.
Everton scored just 47 Premier League goals last season – the lowest tally inside the top 10.
The Merseyside outfit have incredibly ambitious owners, and they will leave no stone unturned in the search for a top-class striker to compete with Dominic Calvert-Lewin next season.
Everton eyeing Rafael Leao
The Toffees will have to pay €25m (£21m) for the Portuguese striker this summer, according to CDS.
That’s not bad value considering just how talented the 22-year-old is.
The Portugal under-21 international bagged six goals and six assists in 30 Serie A games for Milan last season.
He can play anywhere along the front line and is a really exciting talent.
Whilst Leao hasn’t been the most prolific over the past year, he undoubtedly has so much potential to go on and develop into an elite forward.
The Portuguese ace has been described as an ‘outstanding athlete’ by Milan Reports.
£21m seems like great value for Everton.
The Toffees won’t have things all their own way, with Wolverhampton Wanderers also keen to bring him to Molineux this summer.
Stats obtained via Transfermarkt.
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