Everton are set for a huge summer transfer window, as the club have targeted seven new players as they prepare a major overhaul despite uncertainty surrounding manager Marco Silva.
The Toffees currently sit in 11th place in the Premier League table and have been struggling to find consistent form under their new manager despite spending big last summer. Richarlison, Yerry Mina, and Lucas Digne were brought in to sure up the squad but the results have not been as positive as the club would have hoped. Due to their patchy form, the Portuguese manager is fearing for the worst if they do not finish in the top 10.
With or without Silva at the helm, Everton
This new strategy contradicts what Brands had said about the club's transfer policy earlier in the season, quoted earlier this month as saying:
“We have Dominic [Calvert-Lewin], we have Richarlison
“It is also my goal to protect those boys. Everyone agrees with me that they have great potential and a great future.”
Despite the previous statement, the chief looks to have changed his mind and is looking for a complete revamp of the squad following this season's disappointing results.
The first player to be identified by the club is Lille forward Rafael Leao. The Portuguese 19-year-old was being scouted by the Toffees last season but opted to head to Ligue 1 in search of more first-team opportunities. Leao was one of the players who terminated their contract at Sporting CP after the violence in the training ground.
Everton will attempt to climb into the top half of the Premier League
Source : 90min