Everton Opinion: Why Everton should make a move for Rafael Leao
The Daily Mail has reported that Everton
He was joined by the likes of Rui Patricio, William Carvalho, Pedro Silva, Nani and Bryan Ruiz among others. However, since then, the 19-year-old has been in excellent form, scoring seven goals and producing a further two assists.
That’s more than either Dominic Calvert-Lewin (6) or Cenk Tosun (2) has managed to score this season. In fact, only
The former Watford boss was appointed at the start of the season to bring back exciting and attacking football into Everton. While he has managed to do that, it has been an inconsistent season for the Toffees. They sit 11th in the Premier League and if there is one thing Silva needs, it’s a brand new striker next summer.
Calvert-Lewin and Tosun’s problems this season have affected the club and it will continue to affect them until they add a new striker.
Rafael Leao is far from the finished product but the 19-year-old is a great finisher as witnessed in the Ligue 1 this season. Great spatial awareness and great attacking instincts make him a good centre-forward but it’s his energy that Everton
A tenacious striker, the Portuguese star is a hellish prospect for defenders because of his stamina and speed. However, as mentioned, he is far from the finished product and that has affected Lille at times.
Leao can be selfish on the ball and has been inconsistent this season, which has seen him make only 19 appearances. But all that can be ironed out under the right manager and if nothing else, Silva is the right manager.
His abilities as a manager have been proven with
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