Everton FC: 5 Realistic Strikers for David Moyes To Target in January

Blake HickmanContributor IIIDecember 15, 2011

Everton FC: 5 Realistic Strikers for David Moyes To Target in January

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    Everton FC is currently in a bit of a goal crisis with only 15 goals scored in the English Premier League this season.

    Everton is in great need of a striker who will be able to hold up play, bring other players into the match, work hard, and score the goals Everton so desperately need.

    With their current main striker being Louis Saha, who has only managed to score two goals in 12 matches this season, Everton must sign a proven striker this January to compete and qualify for European competition.

Kevin Doyle (Wolverhampton Wanderers)

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    Playing for Wolverhampton WanderersKevin Doyle has done well with the little service he receives in matches.

    An extremely hardworking striker, he has led the line well usually as a lone striker for Wolverhampton for the past three seasons and has done much to keep them above the relegation zone.

    Kevin Doyle would not be an expensive transfer for Everton and his high work rate and proven skill would quickly endear him to the Everton faithful.

    Age: 28

    Career Matches: 328

    Career Goals 102

    International Matches: 42

    International Goals: 10

Gary Hooper (Celtic FC)

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    The star striker for Celtic FC in the Scottish Premier League, Gary Hooper has been excellent for Celtic over the last two seasons with 35 goals in 59 matches.

    A strong technical striker with a great finish, Hooper would be a great buy for Everton FC and would fit in quite well with the current team.

    He currently has a flourishing partnership with Irish striker Anthony Stokes.

    Age: 23

    Career Matches: 311

    Career Goals: 126

Anthony Stokes (Celtic FC)

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    Anthony Stokes is a talented Irish striker currently plying his trade with Celtic FC, where he partners Gary Hooper in the attack.

    While an extremely talented striker, at times Stokes’ poor attitude and off-the-pitch behavior have landed him in trouble with both his domestic and international teams.

    A player with the ability to take on defenders and score some great goals, Anthony Stokes would be a good signing for David Moyes as long as he can keep his off-pitch behavior in check.

    Age: 23

    Career Matches: 188

    Career Goals: 76

    International Matches: 4

    International Goals: 0

Carlton Cole (West Ham United)

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    The large English striker currently is playing for West Ham United in the Championship and will most likely be open to a move to a quality premiership side like Everton FC.

    Tall, able to hold up play and capable of taking on defenders, Carlton Cole would be a perfect fit for Everton.

    After moving to West Ham, Cole has consistently scored 10-plus goals a season, and with better distribution into the box could potentially score even more for Everton.

    At 28 years old and playing in the Championship, Cole would not be an extremely expensive purchase.

    Age: 28

    Career Matches: 261

    Career Goals: 58

    International Matches: 7

    International Goals: 0

Bobby Zamora (Fulham)

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    Bobby Zamora is a solid striker who has performed well at each of his last squads.

    Playing with Fulham for the last few years, Zamora has earned a reputation as a hardworking striker with an eye for goals.

    If Zamora moved to Everton FC, then Everton would gain a proven Premier League striker who has been in great form over the last few years, even earning a couple of call-ups to the English National Team.

    Age: 30

    Career Matches: 432

    Career Goals: 166

    International Matches: 2

    International Goals: 0