Toffees keeping tabs on Israeli international.
Everton are running the rule over Real Mallorca’s Israeli international striker, Tomer Hemed, the Daily Mail reports.
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A physically imposing forward, the 25-year-old is said to be keen to test himself in the Premier League and Everton’s need for a goalscorer with Nikila Jelavic and Kevin Mirallas struggling to find the net, puts them at the front of the queue.
Hemed scored one of the goals in Israel’s impressive 3-3 draw with Portugal this month, pulling them back into the game from a goal down before going on to lead the game until the dying moments. He so far has nine international goals in 14 caps for his country.
Having spent most of his career in his native Israel with the likes of Maccabi Haifa and Bnei Yehuda, he moved to Mallorca in 2011. In his first season in Spain he bagged ten goals in 35 games and this season he has notched eight in 16.
Mallorca have placed a cut price £5 million fee on the striker as they look to recover from some of the financial difficulties that has hit a number of Spanish clubs recently.
Strong in the air and a threat from set pieces, Hemed could provide a plausible threat for Everton as they continue to seek European football and add to their misfiring frontline.