Everton legend says the Toffees should target Troy Deeney or Callum Wilson


Everton legend Andy Gray believes the Toffees have the pedigree to attract players of the calibre of Troy Deeney or Callum Wilson. The Merseyside outfit have made a decent start to the season with seven points from the opening five matches but they have been disappointing on the road where they have been simply outclassed.

Speaking to BeIN Sports, Gray said that the Toffees need an experienced English striker within the squad and one of Deeney or Wilson could do the job. He added that the latter seems the perfect fit for Marco Silva’s team after bagging a brace against them for Bournemouth at the weekend, he told the channel: “Could you get Deeney out of Watford?. He seems part and parcel of the fabric there. Callum Wilson, I agree (would suit Everton). But the boy may be happy playing where he is playing. But you can test that resolve. The Everton I know did and this one should. But it doesn’t go cap in and that you can. But maybe the foreign coaches likes a foreign player.”

The centre-forward position has been a point of weakness for the Toffees since the departure of Romelu Lukaku two years ago. Dominic Calvert-Lewin and summer signing Moise Kean have regularly exchanged roles upfront but the duo have contributed just one goal for the cause since the beginning of the new campaign.

Everton are scheduled to face Sheffield United at Goodison Park during the upcoming weekend. The Toffees are genuine favourites for the encounter with the home advantage but they can’t be complacent, given the Blades have already surprised the Premier League faithful with away draws at Bournemouth and most recently Chelsea. Calvert-Lewin appears the leading candidate to start upfront after bagging the consolation goal during the 3-1 defeat to Bournemouth last weekend.