Report: Everton join the race to sign £40m-rated England international

Everton are reportedly prepared to tussle it out with Leicester City and West Ham United to acquire the signature of Callum Wilson from Bournemouth in the summer.

The Toffees have lacked the presence of a genuine goalscorer upfront since the departure of Romelu Lukaku, and this has certainly hampered their progress in the Premier League.

According to The Sun, Toffees boss Marco Silva could seek to solve his centre-forward conundrum with the signing of Wilson, who is also attracting interest from the Foxes and the Hammers.

The same report adds that the marksman won’t come cheap, however, and the Toffees would have to pay a sum of around £40m in order to convince the Cherries to part ways with the striker.

Wilson’s Premier League career has been marred by a couple of season-ending knee injuries, but he has still managed to make strong comebacks under the guidance of Eddie Howe.

The striker is currently experiencing his best-ever season in the top-flight with 11 goals and six assists, and he has managed to achieve that tally despite being on the sidelines for 49 days after a knee operation.

Meanwhile, the Toffees have tried their luck with both Cenk Tosun and Dominic Calvert-Lewin this term – neither of whom have really impressed in the central striking role.

Wilson would undoubtedly be an upgrade on both of those names mentioned above, and the Bournemouth man would be a hugely impressive signing for Everton.

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Author: chris darwen