David Moyes looks to lure Canaries forward to Goodison Park.
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Toffees boss David Moyes will look to snap up unhappy Norwich City forward Grant Holt this summer. The Everton manager, once again having to operate within a strict transfer budget, hopes to lure the Canaries marksman as he looks to beef up his attacking options.
Holt signaled his intentions to leave Norwich City last month and the departure of Paul Lambert as Carrow Road boss has merely increased speculation about the 31 year old’s future.
Moyes will make an opening £6m bid for the former Nottingham Forest man and will hope that Chris Hughton will relent and allow Holt to leave Norwich City for a move to Merseyside. Clearly the East Anglian side would be loathed to lose a striker who has netted 70 goals in 116 starts since his £400k move from Shrewsbury back in July 2009.
Everton managed 50 goals last term, a figure that could have been far lower but for the January capture of Nikica Jelavic from Rangers. David Moyes is keen to bring in other effective striking options to play alongside the Croatian or to act as back-up and sees Holt as a cost effective option in this regard.
Aside from Jelavic Everton do not have much in the way of consistent goal-scoring options. The likes of Denis Stracqualursi, Victor Anichebe, Apostolos Vellios and Magaye Gueye have failed to make an impact and having lost Louis Saha to Tottenham in January the Toffees could certainly do with bringing in a player of Holt’s calibre.