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Everton in race to sign Polish striker

With news that Romelu Lukaku may depart this summer, it seems as if Everton are prepared to act quickly.

RSC Anderlecht v 1. FSV Mainz 05 - UEFA Europa League Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

As the Romelu Lukaku transfer saga rolls on, you can expect that Everton will be linked with just about any striker in Europe that has a pulse. Sure enough, we have our first post-Lukaku contract rejection rumor, as the Blues are said to be chasing Anderlecht hitman (currently on loan from Dynamo Kyiv) Lukasz Teodorczyk.

Teodorczyk, 25, is valued at €9 million, and has an astounding 28 goals and 4 assists in all competitions this season.

As we learned from the Oumar Niasse debacle, it could be a risk to bring in a forward with no top level experience, particularly if he’s expected to approximate the contributions of Lukaku.

The Poland international has 4 goals in 11 international appearances, and had another four goals in nine youth team games. With forwards like Robert Lewandoski and Arkadiusz Milik, game time for the national team has been difficult to come by for Teodorczyk.

However, if the big Belgian sticks around, Teodorczyk could be an excellent option off the bench for Ronald Koeman. Arouna Kone remains in the witness protection program, Enner Valencia’s loan is set to expire, and it seems that the Dutch manager prefers Ademola Lookman in wider areas of the pitch.

Either way, don’t expect the striker rumor mill to dry up anytime soon. Buckle up, as these links are just getting started.

Lukasz Teodorczyk