Everton Could Pip Newcastle For Striker Target

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There’s news today that Everton are favourites to sign 25 year-old Burnley striker Andre Gray this summer, well at least according to SkyBet.

Sky Bet have priced Everton at 2/1 to sign Gray this summer with Newcastle at 3/1 to sign the striker who seems to be a favorite of Rafa Benitez.

However, Andre is also evens to stay with Burnley and manager Sean Dyche.

25 year-old Burnley striker Andre Gray

We expect Newcastle to be making moves for their targets this week and we are hoping some of them will even be signed by the end of the week, with Rafa Benitez very keen to get players into the squad early in the summer.

This is another huge summer transfer window for the Newcastle club as we not only improve the squad significantly from the side that won the Championship last season,  but we also move players out who have no future at the club and there are quite a number of those returning from loan spells.

Andre has had two good seasons for Burnley and scored 23 goals in 42 games in winning the Championship the season before last and he then scored 10 goals in 36 games in the season just ended.

Rafa Benitez is trying to get some additional speed in the team this summer and Andre has that and he is also an accomplished technical player.

From everything we have read it really does seem that Newcastle want Andre Gray at the club, so we do expect a bid to be launched for the former Brentford and Luton striker – maybe this week.

Everton under Ronald Koeman last season established themselves as one of the top seven clubs in the Premier League and they finished in 7th place and a massive 15 points above 8th placed Southampton.

So maybe Newcastle can make the top eight next season in the Premier league under Rafa Benitez?

Getting Andre Gray in this summer could help us to do just that.

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