By Saikat Mandal

3rd Aug, 2022 | 9:40pm

Everton should do everything to bring Michy Batshuayi to Goodison Park

Everton have suffered a massive blow ahead of the new campaign with Dominic Calvert-Lewin set to be out of action for around a month, as per The Times journalist Paul Joyce.

The England striker has picked up a freakish injury, and he has not only been ruled out of action for the opening game against Chelsea but he also won’t be expected to return quickly.

Having sold Richarlison to Tottenham Hotspur this summer, the Toffees are now short of options in their forward department.

BBC Sport chief football writer, Phil McNulty is absolutely spot on here. Frank Lampard starts the new season with the likes of Salomon Rondon as the only senior option and the Venezuela striker is hardly reliable.

Lewis Dobbin could have been another option but he has joined Derby County on loan.

That’s why the Toffees must move for Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi immediately. They can’t hesitate. They can’t dither. They can’t wait and watch.

According to 90 Min, Chelsea duo Michy Batshuayi and Armando Broja are both on the Toffees’ radar.

Broja is a fantastic talent, but Everton must have got a clear idea by now that Chelsea are hardly willing to sell the youngster.

There’s no point hoping that the Blues will change their mind. What options does Everton have? Considering their financial situation, it’s ludicrous to think they’ll go after big-money signings.

Truth be told, Batshuayi is not an ideal signing. The former Marseille striker just wasted his talent at Stamford Bridge all these years. He should have left the club a long time back.

He has spent loan spells at Valencia, Borussia Dortmund, Crystal Palace and Besiktas, and the time has come for him to move to a club where he will be valued, where he will play regularly.

At 28, this is his best chance to enjoy his prime years. The Belgium striker has managed 138 goals in his club career, which shows he can be a lethal weapon if used properly.

Everton’s season could be in shambles before it actually began, but Lampard still can salvage it by signing a striker – Batshuayi is the answer for the Toffees.