Everton poised to land Sporting Lisbon striker Seydou Doumbia

Sporting Lisbon striker Seydou Doumbia has emerged as a surprise target for Everton in the winter transfer window.

Everton are poised to land Sporting Lisbon striker Seydou Doumbia, according to the football transfer rumours in British Media (HITC).

The Ivory Coast international has joined Sporting Lisbon from AS Roma in July 2017.

Since his arrival from AS Roma, Seydou Doumbia has scored two goals and provided one assists in six games for Sporting Lisbon in all competitions this season.

The 29-year-old is considered to be one of the best strikers in Ivory Coast.

As a member of Ivory Coast national football team, Seydou Doumbia has won 36 caps and has scored 4 goals.

 

Seydou Doumbia
Seydou Doumbia

 

Adding a striker remains Everton’s top priority this winter and Ronald Koeman will have drafted a shortlist of a number of possible targets he could approach in the coming months.

The report claims that Everton manager has extensively scouted Seydou Doumbia and is considering a move for the striker.

The Ivory Coast international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of attacking player Ronald Koeman wants to target in the winter transfer window.

Everton will be in the market for just a handful of statement signings this winter who can improve the first-team.

 

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According to the report in British Media, Everton are considering a January move for Sporting Lisbon striker Seydou Doumbia. The 29 years-old has shone since joining the Portuguese club from AS Roma this summer, scoring Champions League goals against Steaua Bucharest and Olympiakos.

Seydou Doumbia has a release clause in his contract which stands at 65 million euros which would need to be met in full before Sporting Lisbon would allow him to leave the club this winter.

How strong that interest is and whether Everton will make a winter move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.

 

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