Everton monitoring Burnley striker Chris Wood, will move for him if next boss is keen
Everton are reportedly interested in signing Burnley striker Chris Wood but will wait for the new boss before making a decision.
The Toffees are keen on the New Zealand international, according to The Mirror, but they are not firming up their interest yet, with the search for Carlo Ancelotti’s replacement still of utmost priority.
Burnley are not looking to part ways with Wood, but the newspaper reports they would demand more than £25million for his signature should they decide to cash in on the 29-year-old.
Everton are said to be looking to strengthen their attack and they reckon the former Leeds United hitman could be a quality addition.
An expensive and ageing striker
While Ancelotti’s sudden departure has been tipped to trigger a player exodus, Everton’s first-choice striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin is not expected to leave anytime soon.
We do need a quality cover and competition for the England international without a doubt, but Wood is not the answer.
The Kiwi star has 46 goals in 127 appearances for Burnley over the last four seasons, and his quality cannot be denied.
It is hard to see such a top striker agree to a Goodison Park move when he is not guaranteed a starting spot, and Burnley will not be selling cheap with two years still left on his current deal.
At 29, Wood does not have a lot of years left in him at the top of the game, and it is hard to see why we have been linked with him.
The next manager would likely prefer a young striker capable of giving DCL a run for his money or one content with being a second-choice.
The Burnley star does not fit into either category, and this seems like a ploy from his agent to drive his value up.
The incoming Everton boss needs to make signings capable of firing us into Europe next term, and Wood does not exactly fit the bill despite his quality.
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