By Declan Walsh

14th Aug, 2022 | 1:22pm

Everton table bid for Rennes striker Serhou Guirassy as Frank Lampard begins to fear another Premier League relegation battle

Everton have made a bid to sign Rennes striker Serhou Guirassy with a number of new signings on the cards at Goodison Park in the coming weeks, according to the Daily Mail.

The newspaper reported on their website on Sunday (14 August) that Frank Lampard is hoping that the new signings he’s making can help Everton being stuck in another Premier League relegation battle.

It is understood that talks are underway over signing a new striker and although an offer has been made for 26-year-old Guinea international Guirassy, the Blues also have other options.

Decent back-up

Everton need to sign a new striker before the summer transfer window closes.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin is currently injured – again – and is set to miss a lot of matches before he’s fit and ready to play again.

Salomon Rondon simply isn’t good enough as a back-up option and could probably do with being shifted out before the end of the month.

Guirassy is an out-and-out centre-forward and last season for Rennes, he played 48 times in all competitions and scored 12 goals and supplied three assists – two of which being against Tottenham and Leicester in the Europa Conference League.

That might not sound like an amazing goalscoring figure but Guirassy wasn’t a regular starter for the Ligue 1 club and only made seven starts in the league.

As a second-choice striker or stand-in for Calvert-Lewin when he’s injured, he might not be a bad option.

You can’t go out there and sign a world-class goal machine if you cannot promise them a regular spot in the starting line-up and we doubt that Calvert-Lewin is going to move down Lampard’s pecking order.

Guirassy isn’t bad but we do think there are better options out there than him.