New Everton striker aims to emulate Carlos Tevez

Denis Stracqualursi
Stracqualursi (left) scored 22 goals for Tigre last season

Everton new boy Denis Stracqualursi wants to emulate fellow Argentine Carlos Tevez and make a major impact in the Premier League.

The striker, 23, arrived on a season-long loan on transfer deadline day along with midfielder Royston Drenthe.

He was joint top scorer in Argentina last season with 22 goals for Tigre.

"I saw the way he [Tevez] went about the task at West Ham and the two Manchester clubs and I would like to think I can copy that model," he said.

"He is an icon at all those clubs. It is all about dying for the shirt, sweating for the club.

"I think England will suit my style.

"I'll be trying to score as many goals as possible to help Everton."

Stracqualursi is one of only two frontline forwards available to Everton boss David Moyes - along with Louis Saha - after Jermaine Beckford joined Leicester and Yakubu departed for Blackburn.

But he does not feel any extra pressure, adding: "Players are quite powerful and strong here and football is played quite a bit in the air. I am pretty good in the air.

Royston Drenthe
Drenthe's Real Madrid contract ends next summer

"I had a pretty good season in terms of goalscoring in a team which was fighting to stay alive and I have never been one to shy away from targets.

"I don't think there is any extra pressure. I am a reasonably confident guy and I see it as a challenge."

Netherlands international Drenthe is looking to reinvigorate his career as his contract with Real Madrid will not be renewed at the end of this season.

"I have something to prove because my time at Real Madrid has ended already," he said. "I think Everton is a really good and important step for me."

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