From Madrid To Merseyside? – Why Kevin Gameiro Would Be A Perfect Signing For Everton
Everton fans have a really exciting January transfer window to look forward to as Ronald Koeman looks to make a significant signing in the form of Atletico Madrid’s Kevin Gameiro.
The Toffees have struggled in front of goal ever since the departure of their best ever goal-scorer, Romelu Lukaku, in the summer. The big Belgian was a crucial member of the Everton side and provided the team with favourable amount of goals in every season he represented them.
Losing such a crucial player is bound to make a difference as the Toffees find themselves struggling to find the net, with just 6 goals in 5 games so far this season. The goals have depleted and so have the chances of securing a top-4 finish. If Ronald Koeman does not bring in a prolific goalscorer to make amends, then Everton could land themselves in trouble.
Kevin Gameiro is certainly the right man for the job, having played at some big clubs in his career. Gameiro has represented clubs like PSG and Sevilla, and is currently a part of Atletico Madrid. With Atletico signing Diego Costa back from Chelsea, chances are that Gameiro may be offloaded come January. Diego Simeone has enough fire power in the form of Antoine Griezmann and the incoming Diego Costa, and could find Gameiro surplus to requirements.
The 30-year-old has the experience of playing European football and has won three Europa League titles with Sevilla. All his experience could come good for Everton, who are aiming to qualify for Europe this season as well.
Despite the massive summer spending done by Everton, their signings are yet to make a significant impact. Replacing a player like Lukaku is not an easy job. The Belgium international is one of Europe’s finest strikers and has regularly found the net throughout his career, and is still continuing to do so at Manchester United.
Kevin Gameiro might not exactly be the perfect replacement for Lukaku but he certainly will provide goals for Everton, which is what they badly need. His clinical finishing and ability to stretch defences make him a much-needed asset at Goodison Park.
Kevin Gameiro has a prolific goalscoring record, having scored 179 goals in his career. He found the net 16 times for Atletico last season and also assisted 7 goals. The Frenchman could just be the man to propel the Toffees into Europe and make a name for himself in England as well.