By Saikat Mandal

19th Aug, 2022 | 2:40pm

Frank Lampard shares update on Everton striker search

Frank Lampard has suggested that Everton are “definitely” looking at signing a new striker this summer.

The Toffees have been linked with a host of strikers already, both domestic and abroad, but they are yet to land one so far.

The Toffees boss has made it clear that he won’t sign a striker just for the sake of it, and it will have to be a “right player” who arrives at Goodison Park.

Lampard said in the press conference on Friday (19 August) as relayed by Richard Buxton on Twitter: “I think it’s definitely an area that we want to strengthen & we have to make sure if we do it’s the right player at the right time.”

Act fast

The Toffees are currently without a striker, following the injury to Dominic Calvert-Lewin. 

Anthony Gordon has played in the false nine role but he is being targeted by Chelsea, plus it cannot be a long-term solution. 

Everton have been reportedly linked with players like Che Adams, Armando Broja and Ben Brereton Diaz among others, but as it stands, they haven’t been able to strike a deal. 

While the finance can be an issue here as the Toffees are working on a tight budget, it seems Lampard is more concerned with getting the right player. 

The Toffees cannot sign any player on loan this summer, having landed Ruben Vinagre and Conor Coady, so it has to be a permanent deal at the moment. 

Everton could have signed a host of players from Chelsea had they been interested in selling Gordon, but the Toffees are hell-bent on keeping their prized asset with them, and rightly so.

Having said that, they need to act quickly, and a get a quality striker at the earliest.