Forget Moussa Dembele – This France U21 striker would score more goal than Dembele

Premier League side Everton have been heavily linked with Celtic forward Moussa Dembele but Ligue 1 youngster Martin Terrier is also on their watch.

Cenk Tosun enjoyed an encouraging debut for the Toffees in an otherwise disastrous outing at Wembley on Saturday evening. The £27 million-rated led the line well, although Tosun was a rare positive in a 4-0 thrashing away to Tottenham Hotspur.

Yet if manager Sam Allardyce gets his man, the Turkish international will not be only new signing in Everton’s front line this month.

According to The Sun, the tabloid claim that the Toffees are still interested in Celtic striker Moussa Dembele. The ex-Fulham youngster, who has been linked with a £30 million move to Goodison Park since the summer, continues to be on the Merseyside’s radar despite a less than strong second season with the Scottish champions.

Although the France Under-21 star is not the only France young striker who Everton are keeping a close eye on. Because L’Equipe state that Strasbourg loanee Martin Terrier is another talented striker who has his admirers at Goodison Park.

And while Terrier does not quite have the same chance or fame that Demble is enjoying after a sensational debut season at Celtic, in which he netted 32 goals and lifted three trophies, it is interesting to note that the little known Ligue 1 player boasts an even better record at international level.

Dembele has scored seven goals in ten games for France’s Under-21 but his compatriot has scored the same amount in five games fewer.

And with an an £18 million fee floated for the powerful attacker, who is owned by Ligue 1 giants Lille, he would be far cheaper than Dembele, too. Plenty to consider, then, for Everton this month.

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Kazeem Olawale

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Kazeem Olawale, 24-year old sports writer. An avid Arsenal and Real Madrid fans. If not here, always making round on his banter Arsenal blog, www.goonerrepublic.com