Everton target another forward in January

Everton can be well pleased with the signing of French international Morgan Schneiderlin, who joined the club earlier in the week for big money.

But there is a definite sense of much more money sloshing around Goodison these days and perhaps we should expect more incomings this month.

That seems to be the opinion of a latest report which suggests that a young forward could be next on the list of arrivals.

Local news media outlet, The Liverpool Echo, reports:

Everton target Sheffield Wednesday teenager George Hirst

The 17-year-old Sheffield born forward is the son of Sheffield Wednesday legend David Hirst and he already stands at a whopping 6ft 3in.

His record for the the England youths is impressive. He hit 2 in 7 for the England U17s and 4 in just 5 games for the U18s.

He has also broken into the Sheffield Wednesday senior team this season and has made two appearances so far.

He’s quick, despite his height and he clearly has a natural eye for goal. Nothing could be expected of him at Everton at this stage of his career and a loan move straight back out would surely be on the cards.

Because, with Romelu Lukaku the main man at Everton and unlikely to be budged in the short term, Hirst wouldn’t get much of a look in. But what he clearly needs is more experience at this stage of his career.

Everton fans: does he look like a player who could develop into a big star?