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Rumour: Everton Weighing Up Move for Ajax’s Milik

arkadiuszmilikEverton are weighing up a move for Ajax striker Arkadiusz Milk, according to the Liverpool Echo.

Blues boss Ronald Koeman is believed to be mulling over a potential bid for the forward as he looks to strengthen his forward options at Goodison Park.

Apparent first choice target Graziano Pelle completed his move to China on Monday morning – a move that has forced Koeman to look elsewhere.

And the Dutchman is supposedly keen on bringing Milik to Merseyside after the 22-year-old lit up the Eredivisie last season.

Milik would provide competition for star striker Romelu Lukaku, who seems set to remain with Everton despite speculation linking him with a move away.

However, the Toffees could be forced into paying over-the-odds for Milik, after Ajax’s sporting director Marc Overmars said the club had no intention of selling their prized asset.

He said: “At the moment the departure of the player isn’t scheduled, we’re not selling him.

“To get things started it’d take a monster offer, but it’d only be possible after the Champions League qualifiers (at the start of August).”

Milik notched 21 goals in 32 league appearances as Ajax finished second in the Netherlands’ top flight last term, and 24 in 42 in all competitions.

The striker, who is currently contracted to Ajax until the summer of 2019, is capable of playing as a secondary forward or on the right wing if required.

Milik joined the 33-time Eredivisie champions in July 2015, for a fee worth around £2.5m, after enjoying a season-long loan spell from Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen.

He has bagged 47 goals in just 75 appearances during his time at the Amsterdam ArenA.

Capped 31 times for Poland, Milik was part of his national side’s squad that made it to the quarter-final stage of Euro 2016, where they were knocked out by eventual champions Portugal.

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Tom Power is a 28 year old trainee journalist and assistant editor of NSNO.
  

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