Everton manager Roberto Martinez believes the loan signing of Chelsea forward Christian Atsu will add another dimension to his attacking options.
The Spaniard is hopeful the deal to bring the 22-year-old to Goodison Park will be concluded by Thursday.
Atsu's arrival would supplement the resources Martinez already has at his disposal, led by marquee summer signing Romelu Lukaku - also from Chelsea.
Striker Arouna Kone is still at least a month away from fully recovering from a knee injury which kept him out for most of last season while Kevin Mirallas, like his Belgium team-mate Lukaku, is still getting up to speed having returned to training later than many of his team-mates due to his World Cup commitments.
Steven Naismith is another alternative up front or off the right but Ghana international Atsu will give Everton something extra in the same way Barcelona forward Gerard Deulofeu did in his loan spell last season.