·30 January 2023
·30 January 2023
Everton will make multiple signings before the January transfer window closes, Sky Sports reporter Michael Bridge has told GiveMeSport.
The Toffees have just over 24 hours to improve Sean Dyche’s squad at Goodison Park for the remainder of the season.
As reported by BBC Sport, Everton completed the sale of young forward Anthony Gordon to Newcastle on Sunday, pocketing the relegation-threatened Merseysiders £40m up front.
And it seems the Toffees are eager to put that money to good use, with The Daily Mail reporting that they’ve already tabled an audacious offer for Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher.
That bid came within an hour of Sean Dyche being officially appointed the new Goodison Park boss, replacing Frank Lampard as Everton look to avoid slipping into the Championship.
However, it appears Gallagher may not be the only player Everton intend on bringing in between now and the close of the January transfer window at 11pm on Tuesday.
Speaking to GiveMeSport, Bridge suggested that Everton will make multiple signings before the transfer window slams shut.
The Sky Sports reporter told GMS: “I’m told they’ll get a couple in and let’s face it – they absolutely need to. They simply cannot get relegated with the wages they’ve got on the books already and the new stadium.”
At this stage, any potential signing that obviously improves upon Everton’s current starting XI is probably worth their consideration, such is the general dearth in quality at Goodison this season.
But when focusing on specific issues, it’s clear the Toffees need more goals in the team having netted the second-fewest times of any Premier League side so far this term.
scored eight times on loan at Crystal Palace in 2021/22.
But goals from out wide wouldn’t go amiss either, especially now that Gordon – Everton’s joint-top scorer in the league with just three goals – has moved to St. James’ Park.
More depth on the defensive flanks can only be a good thing too, considering Lampard often had to rely on a 34-year-old Seamus Coleman and a relatively untested Vitaliy Mykolenko.
But Dyche will have his own ideas on how to create a more physical, more direct and more industrious side to keep the Toffees in the top flight and getting that philosophy across might well require some idiosyncratic additions.
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