With Arkaduisz Milik off to Marseilles officially, the backup options for Dominic Calvert-Lewin remains slight at best. Norwegian striker Joshua King, long rumored to be leaving AFC Bournemouth, could be a solution for Everton, should his wage demands be reasonable. As they are reportedly a bit much currently, it is uncertain if Everton, navigating FFP rules and regulations while trying to make the push towards European competition, would be able, or wise, to spring for him anyway.

Selling Bernard Duarte and/or Cenk Tosun is good headway towards freeing up funds to make a beneficial transfer purchase certainly, it is true. Yet as of right now, rumors like Sami Khedira or Isco appear no more alive than the King rumor, and so it is difficult to know whether any of their acquisitions are really plausible to expect before the winter window closes.

But if Marcel Brands can make the deal without too much financial fallout, bringing the 29-year-old to Merseyside could be really smart business, should the Don be able to find the striker’s form at Goodison Park. The player is better than his surroundings and he has outgrown his time as a Cherry, despite the lack of production this year. What it could mean for the Toffees however, is multifaceted in terms of the potential on the pitch impact, and what it could mean for the future of the club is equally as unique and vibrant.

Joshua King: A Real Force leading an attacking Line could provide Everton the depth it needs

With the Toffees this year, we have seen great impact from players all over the pitch. From DCL, to Richarlison, Abdoulaye Doucoure. Allan, James Rodriguez, Alex Iwobi, Andre Gomes Ben Godfrey, the list goes on and on. Yet while the club has found depth and versatility behind many of their most necessary spots, see Mason Holgate and Ben Godfrey acting as fullbacks, it cannot rely on Cenk Tosun for the lift some matches will require late; it is equally unsustainable to imagine that both Richarlison and Calvert-Lewin will stay completely healthy, ban free or in the same form we’ve seen for the majority of this season.