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Benitez has the firepower to create lethal Goodison combination after Everton signing

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For Everton, they signed both Andros Townsend and Asmir Begovic on an eventful Tuesday to fill out their squad.

Toffees manager Rafael Benitez has added some serious experience to his group at Goodison Park.

First of all, the Merseyside club announced the signing of free agent Townsend. The 30-year-old winger was out of contract after leaving Crystal Palace in the summer.

In addition, they also confirmed the signing of 34-year-old goalkeeper Begovic from Bournemouth.

With Begovic likely to play an understudy role to Jordan Pickford, it looks like the Townsend deal is the most significant.

In fact, Benitez’s new signing could be part of a new-look lethal combination the Spanish manager may create.

Townsend, who’s basked in Premier League experience, looks a really exciting capture. A free transfer looks genius, too.

He’s a left-footed winger that is technically great and arguably his greatest strength is his crossing into the penalty box.

For Benitez, he should be thinking about a partnership forming between him and Everton centre-forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

24-year-old English frontman Calvert-Lewin definitely belongs in the conversation for the best aerial players across the division.

As well as covering defensive duties, he’s a colossal threat in the air going forward with the timing of his jumping and ability to generate power on his headers.

Calvert-Lewin should be licking his lips at the prospect of meeting Townsend’s crosses.

Benitez’s new Everton signing has the ability to cross accurately off both feet, so it’s definitely a partnership with potential to bring so much success.

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