Talking the Blues podcast pundit George Costigan has been airing some concerns about the future of Everton, after claiming that the club are ‘sinking’.
During the 2019/20 Premier League season, the Toffees finished 12th in the table – their lowest finishing position since the 2003/04 season.
Furthermore, with less than four weeks until the start of the season, Niels Nkounkou has been the only incoming player so far in the summer transfer window (per Transfermarkt).
In the latest episode of the Talking the Blues podcast, Costigan aired some concerns about the direction that Everton are heading in.
He said: “We’re sinking and we’re worried about this window and the players are already training.
“We haven’t talked about the fact that the only person in our midfield who likes to tackle for the ball – Tom Davies – there’s an awful lot of chat about him going.
“I mean, there’s just so many alarming things going on, that the idea that the club is focusing any kind of energy on a wallpaper exercise really just sends me off in a spiral.
“I just think, what are you bothering with that for? With the best will in the world and I’m sure he’s a nice bloke, get [Cenk] Tosun and [Yannick] Bolasie and [Sandro] Ramirez off the wage bill.
“Get rid of them, get that out of the club.”
Seemingly, Costigan is unhappy that Everton are not focusing on primary concerns, amid the suggestion that there needs to be a change in ‘culture’ at the club (via Liverpool Echo).
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Costigan also references a recent transfer report that has linked Davies with a £12m move to Newcastle United (per Daily Mail), which he believes would be a bad idea as he ‘likes a tackle’.
However, the English midfielder only made the joint-11th-most tackles per league match (1.3) in the Toffees’ squad last season (per WhoScored), so perhaps that is not a major concern.
With less than a month to go before the season starts, though, it does seem likely that Everton will have to act fast if they are targeting multiple signings this summer.