Everton have been linked with Cameroon international forward Vincent Aboubakar who plays for FC Porto and scored 16 goals during the last season. He would not be considered a replacement for Romelu Lukaku according to the Daily Mail, but as a partner up front. He is known for his quick pace and is a powerful striker.
Since taking the helm Ronald Koeman has been linked with several strikers who do not fit the outside wing position. These are interesting if you think the Blues can hold onto Lukaku and may signal a shift in philosophy. The last two seasons we have seen Everton struggling to force players into a 4-2-3-1 formation regardless of the squad or their strengths and weaknesses. Would Everton change to play two strikers for the first time in a long time with a secondary striker?
Koeman is known for his strong defensive ability and has the men on the back line and midfield to build a solid defense in my opinion. Would he be willing to play another striker up top and play more centrally than had happened under the Roberto Martinez regime?
Aboubakar is only 24 years of age and has a suggested price right now of £16 million. He is under contract until June of 2018 with FC Porto. It’s likely a signing of this kind for a second striker would mark the end of Arouna Kone and Oumar Niasse here with Everton.