Everton should sign £132k-a-week CL winner soon to be available on a free

Mario Balotelli

Inconsistent performances in attack will surely force Everton to enter the transfer market for a centre-forward this summer, with the Toffees boss Marco Silva recently admitting his side would be keen on signing someone to provide more mobility in attack.

The Merseyside outfit were linked with Mario Balotelli last summer, and there is a chance that they could reignite interest in the former Manchester City man this summer as his contract will expire in a couple of months.

Balotelli, who has seven goals in 19 Ligue 1 appearances this season, signed a short-term deal with Olympique Marseille during the January transfer window, and he has been a real hit at the Stade Velodrome.

According to the Mirror, his agent Mino Raiola admitted last year that the centre-forward was ready to return to the Premier League.

The 28-year-old will soon be available on a free transfer, but Italian news outlet Football Italia notes that Everton will have to make him their highest-paid player on a £6.9m-a-year/£132k-per-week contract.

Balotelli, who was part of the Inter Milan squad that won the 2009/10 UEFA Champions League, netted 15 Ligue 1 goals for OGC Nice during the 2016/17 season, and followed that up in 2017/18 by scoring 18 goals.

He surely still has plenty more years left playing at the highest level, and he might just turn out to be an excellent addition for Everton.

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Author: Oni Oluwapelumi