Everton eyeing move for Salernitana striker Boulaye Dia

There has been numerous strikers linked with Everton in past few months. The Toffees are eyeing move for Salernitana striker Boulaye Dia.

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Since his arrival from Villarreal, Dia has scored six goals and provided two assists in 14 games for Salernitana 11 games in all competitions this season.

The 26-year-old is considered to be one of the best strikers in Senegal. Dia has also left his mark at the international stage after netting 3 goals in 22 senior appearances for the Senegal national team.

His performances have seen him become the target of many European clubs including Everton.

Frank Lampard wants to sign a new striker and Dia is one of the names at the top of his wishlist. Lampard is a firm fan of Salernitana striker and Everton could make a move for the player if the financial aspect makes sense.

Everton are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.

The former Villarreal man will offer the Everton boss the freedom to be more flexible with his formations, tactics and team selections. He has the quality and the experience to make an immediate impact.

World Football Rumours

According to the report, “Everton have Salernitana striker Boulaye Dia on their January radar. The sale of Richarlison to Tottenham Hotspur in the summer for £60million, combined with the injuries suffered by Dominic Calvert-Lewin, have left the Blues short of numbers up front. As a result Everton have scored just 11 goals in their 15 Premier League matches so far this term. Frank Lampard ‘s side are already being linked with potential moves for new players when the transfer window reopens in January. And a fresh report from Italy has suggested a possible target has emerged. Tutto Salernitana says Everton are considering making a move for striker Dia. The 26-year-old is currently on loan at Serie A outfit Salernitana from Spanish club Villarreal.”

However, Everton will have to balance the books before attempting to land Boulaye Dia.

The Serie A club would be wise to keep the Senegal international, but if they do let him go expect it to be for a hefty sum.

Good signing for Everton?

If Boulaye Dia is available for the right price, then he could be a clever acquisition for Everton.

A striker of Dia’s ceiling will be a massive addition to Everton squad as he will not only improve the overall quality of Lampard’s starting XI but also add some stability and variety to his attacking department.

It will be interesting to see what happens when Everton come calling for Dia this winter.

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Enzo Cattaneo

Naples-born Enzo Cattaneo has spent more than a decade living in Madrid and writing about Spanish football, German football and the Premier League for various Spanish football websites and now he writes about World football for World Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers and rumours pretty much nonstop since the 2002 FIFA World Cup in South Korea.

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