What If Rooney Doesn’t Come? Here Are 3 Quality Alternatives Everton Could Look To Sign

Three Alternatives For Wayne Rooney Who Everton Can Target

Everton FC have certainly enjoyed a very good first season under the management of new manager Ronald Koeman having finished 7th in the League table. Not only did the Toffees manage to qualify for the Europa League but also managed to play some attractive football during the course of the entire season.

At one point, the Merseyside club looked like they could take 6th place off Manchester United. Nevertheless, Everton have undergone a major change under their new manager, with additions of some impactful players like Idrissa Gueye, Morgan Schneiderlin and Ashley Williams. Things could have been rather better had their big money signing, Yannick Bolasie not suffered a season-ending injury.

With Everton’s priority target Wayne Rooney looking set to stay at Old Trafford for another season, the Merseyside have plenty of other players they can go after in this big summer transfer window. Ronald Koeman can look to strengthen his squad even further with a couple of proven established players from Europe. Let’s take a look at 3 Wayne Rooney alternatives for the Toffees.

Theo Walcott

The England international and Arsenal football club forward could possibly be leaving the club this summer after having spent more than a decade at the North London club. Walcott can definitely add a new dimension to the Everton attack with his pace and skills, having enjoyed a positive season with the Gunners last term. With 19 goals in total last season, the 28-year-old is just reaching the peak of his career and can be quite influential for the Toffees next season.

Edin Dzeko

The Bosnia and Herzegovina striker spent 5 seasons in the Premier League with Manchester City and lifted 4 major trophies with the club. Not only does the 31-year-old have experience but he has also shown that he can still be lethal in front of the goal. Dzeko enjoyed a terrific season with AS Roma last season having scored 39 goals across all competitions and became the first Bosnian to score 50 international goals. Dzeko is certainly a worthy alternative for Wayne Rooney.

Jamie Vardy

Having turned down a lucrative offer from Arsenal last summer, Jamie Vardy must have certainly learnt from the mistake and is supposedly looking for a way out from Leicester City FC. Last season’s Premier League top scorer has plenty of pace on his side can be lethal during counter attacks. Vardy’s never say die attitude would relate well to that of Everton fans and can also act as an inspirational figure in the dressing room.

Written by Kevin Ronith

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