BBC pundit would be 'very surprised' if Everton pull off Daniel Jebbison transfer
Everton remain a club with only one fit senior striker available and they are looking to change that worrying statistic through the transfer market.
One player they have identified as a potential new recruit in the forward area is Sheffield United teenager Daniel Jebbison, as reported by Football League World.
The 19-year-old spent the 2021-22 season on loan at Burton Albion in League One and performed well under Premier League icon Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, scoring seven goals in 20 matches.
BBC pundit Carlton Palmer though thinks a move to Goodison Park is unlikely for the teenager although he admits that the money that could be on offer may tempt him.
“I know they’ve got a problem with Calvert-Lewin but I can’t see him going straight into the first team there,” he said to Football League World.
“He was at loan at Burton under Jimmy (Floyd-Hasselbaink) and did really well in a short spell there. So I’d be very surprised if Sheffield United let him go.
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“But obviously, you know, money talks and Everton are building for the future in signing good young players.”
Even if Jebbison is a player that Everton see as someone with a big future in the game, they should be targeting a striker with much more experience and proven ability.
Seven League One goals should not be enough for a Premier League side to think a player is ready unless it comes from a very young defender who has burst onto the scene.
Jebbison has already made his Premier League debut when the Blades got relegated and he didn’t pull up many trees so he can not afford to be the only option.
There are a host of strikers that are available right now and even though plenty of clubs are searching for the same thing, someone will become available for the Toffees eventually.
What is absolutely certain is that Everton can’t end the transfer window with Salomon Rondon still starting every single week as the only natural striker at Finch Farm.