Reports have confirmed that Everton has signed young French Ligue 2 striker Magaye Gueye for a little less than 1 million pounds and a 3 year deal. This now makes 3 younger strikers that Everton has signed this offseason. Two are under 21 (Joao Silva from Portugal and Gueye from France) along with 26 year old Beckford from Leeds United. I don't know if they are gearing to replace Yak and Saha or simply prepping for the future. I know we won't start that many strikers this year and we still have Vaughn under contract.
Perhaps Everton is looking to loan out the young strikers and hoping to catch lightening with one of them. With the uncertainity surrounding the futures of Arteta and Pienaar with the club I expect them to be on the lookout for attacking minded midfielders sometime soon. Regardless, I hope these young strikers pan out and we have a vicious strikers for the next decade.