Everton could make a move for Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic but the Merseyside outfit must sell first if they are to free up space in their squad, according to a report published by The Echo. 

The Toffees are in need of a proven scorer as they have not managed to replace Romelu Lukaku, who left the Goodison Park club during the summer of 2017 to join Manchester United.

Since then, Everton have tried out the likes of Sandro Ramirez, Cenk Tosun, Oumar Niasse and Dominic Calvert-Lewin up front ,with none really making a significant impression.

Mandzukic may be 33-years-old but is still capable of scoring goals. The 2018 World Cup finalist managed to net nine goals and record six assists in the defensive-orientated Serie A last season.

He could likely present an upgrade on Tosun for Everton but it would be a risk for the Toffees to utilise him as their first-choice striker or not bring in a player who can provide him with strong competition.

Mandzukic was a world-class player during his heyday but he lacks prior Premier League experience and at his age, adapting to the style of football in England may prove to be difficult.

In addition to this, he will also likely command hefty wages, which could put him among the highest earners at Goodison Park, so the Toffees must think carefully before moving for this player.

Marco Silva’s Everton side do however need to bring in new attackers and strikers as a matter of priority this summer.

The club’s attacking players were one of their weaknesses last term with only Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson looking dangerous on a regular basis.


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