Everton are close to signing promising Anderlecht striker David Henen form under the noses of Premier League rivals Arsenal.
The Belgian frontman is believed to have agreed a deal to move to Everton and should be confirmed this week. Arsenal had been linked with a move for the 18-year-old, but Everton have agreed of around £1 million for the pacy player.
Everton fans have been calling out for a new striker and unfortunately, Henen looks like one for the future rather than a twenty-goal-a-season signing.
This stunning free kick is sure to strike fear into Premier League goalkeepers next season.
The potential return of Didier Drogba to Stamford Bridge means Romelu Lukaku is likely to leave the London club and Roberto Martinez faces strong competition from Juventus for the Belgian. Everton’s attacking options are somewhat limited at present, with the prospect of Steven Naismith and Arouna Kone leading the line not exactly scaring their Premier League rivals.
Martinez could opt to play Kevin Mirallas up front, a position where he excelled in the Greek Super League, finishing atop the scoring charts. However, there is a clear lack of strength in depth with young hopefuls Conor McAleny, Hallam hope and Chris Long the only other strikers in the senior squad.
To put things into perspective, their Merseyside rivals Liverpool can call on Daniel Sturridge, Rickie Lambert, Loic Remy, and Fabio Borini, who wants to fight for his place at Anfield.
It’s clear that Martinez needs to bring in a marquee striker if the Toffees are to build on last year’s fifth place finish.
Richard Barrett, Pundit Arena.