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12/1/2023 | 08:45pm
Everton continue to be linked with exciting wide men, as Kevin Thelwell’s search for safety continues…
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That’s according to talkSPORT, where Alex Crook writes of the Toffees’ intrigue in Brazilian winger Tete.
Whilst he notes Nottingham Forest as the main club involved in a potential deal, Frank Lampard’s side are referenced alongside Wolverhampton Wanderers as showing interest in his signature.
According to reports, the 22-year-old is keen to leave Shakhtar Donetsk permanently this month. He had previously moved to Lyon on loan after the Russian invasion.
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It’s no secret that Anthony Gordon has been disappointed in his boyhood club of late.
The 21-year old burst onto the scene last year and provided a brief glimpse of excitement as an academy graduate became a first-team starter.
With electrifying pace and quick feet, he was a refreshing addition that added four goals and two assists to a Premier League campaign that saw them narrowly secure safety.
However, given that the club’s troubles have not ceased, more has been demanded of the youngster, which he has not delivered.
Having started the season in solid fashion, he has since scored just one goal in his last ten league games, and as such has only started once in the club’s last five games.
A team cannot rely on their ability to perform or be clever when they are fighting relegation. They want goals, and Gordon makes it seem unlikely that they will achieve them.
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Therefore, the addition of Tete could be a huge step towards safety, with the 22-year-old having netted six times and assisted three more in just 16 Ligue 1 appearances.
This return serves to supplement his 12-goal and seven-assist haul from the season prior too, with his parent club labelling the Brazilian “a real hurricane” on their Twitter account.
Having established himself as a consistent goal threat, ranking in the top 17% for non-penalty goals, he dwarfs the output of Everton’s ‘starboy’.
Gordon is a weaker winger than other European wingers. He can only manage 0.18 non-penalty goals per 90.
Lampard is crying out to be able to provide tangible quality during a time when they are in great need.
This is what Tete offers in abundance, which his right-winger doesn’t.