With Daniel Sturridge’s injury woes continuing, buying a striker in the summer in a priority, if not a necessity. Our struggles this season have largely come down to the England international’s prolonged absence, as well as the fact that we lost Luis Suarez last summer, and that we failed to adequately replace either.
A dubious report in the Daily Express claims that Brendan Rodgers will spend around £60m to put together a brand new strike-force, including Aston Villa’s Christian Benteke and Burnley’s Danny Ings.
Whilst both are young – and thus open to development – and in the case of Ings, wouldn’t cost much, both have experienced long periods of goalscoring droughts this season, and therefore would arguably not represent good value for money.
With that in mind, here are eight other strikers that we need to consider making an approach for in the summer:
Memphis Depay (PSV Eindhoven)
In the same report from the Express, Memphis Depay is included in that trio we are chasing, but is arguably head and shoulders above the other two. The Dutchman has scored on 21 occasions this season, even though he is more highly considered as a winger. His ability to play in a variety of positions surely makes him the kind of player that is attractive to Rodgers, as the manager continues to tinker with his best formation. We’d absolutely love to see him arrive in the summer.
Edin Dzeko (Manchester City)
Considering that he has spent much of his career on the bench at the Etihad, Edin Dzeko arguably has a pretty impressive goalscoring record. The 29-year-old strikes at better a goal every three games. He brings plenty of experience with him, and would need no time to adapt to the Premier League.