Everton set to sign Argentine striker Denis Stracqualursi on one-year deal - report

David Moyes is apparently set to make the free-scoring forward, currently without a club, his first signing of the summer as he looks to bolster his squad before window shuts
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Daniel Edwards
South American editor

"Denis Stracqualursi is lanky yet skilful forward, positively giant in his native Argentina at 1.90m. He only made his professional debut at the age of 21, but in the last year he has established himself as one of the most natural goalscorers in the Primera Division.

"His aerial ability and strength naturally stand out at first glance, but the 23-year-old is also equipped with decent ability on the deck and a wicked shot from both long and short-range. . Everton have not signed the new Messi, or a successor to Batistuta, but if 'Traca' can fit in well on Merseyside and get the service he thrives on the striker could prove to be a shrewd signing for David Moyes' side."

Everton boss David Moyes is poised to make Argentine striker Denis Stracqualursi his first signing of the summer, according to The Telegraph.

The paper claim the Toffees have managed to beat off competition from a number of European clubs, including Espanyol and Fiorentina, to land the 23-year-old.

The forward is believes to have attracted the attention of Toffees’ boss Moyes after scoring 22 goals in 35 matches to finish as the top scorer in last season's Argentine championship for Tigre, having previously played for Gimnasia de la Plata.

The striker is currently without a club after leaving Tigre at the end of the Clausura in June, and would join Everton on a one-year deal.

The Merseyside club have struggled to find the back of the net in their opening Premier League fixtures, and the arrival of Stracqualursi would boost Moyes’ options.

Everton have so far failed to bring any new faces into the club due to a lack of funds.

However, Moyes has managed to keep hold of both Phil Jagielka and Mikel Arteta, who have been linked with late moves to Arsenal.