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Everton in connection with the move to Orlando City FC forward

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Everton has been linked with a move for striker Daryl Dike.

The 20-year-old is currently on loan with Barnsley from Orlando City FC and will return to the US in time for the new MLS season.

He made a big impression with the Tykes, scoring five goals in eleven games to get the club into the championship play-off spots.

According to Eurosport, Everton scouts have been monitoring Dike for the past few weeks and have been impressed with his performance.

Dike has scored eight goals in 22 games for Orlando and is valued at around £ 15million.

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The U.S. international saw an exciting prospect while at Oakwell, and it’s no surprise he’s met with interest from other quarters.

Teammate Jordan Williams recently compared Dike to Romelu Lukaku, which may be exciting news for Everton fans.

The Belgian star was very popular during his time at Goodison Park and a striker in the same shape would be welcomed with open arms.

Everton previously had American players on their books, with Tim Howard and Landon Donovan doing well with the club.

Dike could prove to be a useful addition to the squad in the long term, rivaling Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

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