Discussing the Toffees, Romano spoke about the money the club will save having offloaded James Rodriguez last week, with the Colombian joining Qatari side Al Rayyan.
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It is believed the Merseyside club will be saving around £90k per week in wages having sold the 30-year-old, who had only featured 26 times for Everton.
The former Real Madrid man made a bright start to life in England, with six goal involvements in his opening five Premier League games (via Transfermarkt).
However, injuries saw the 30-year-old miss a lot of games for the Toffees, and following his move to Qatar, Romano believes the door is now open for Everton to make some moves in January.
“Rafa Benitez was confirming that saving James Rodriguez’s salary is important to have more opportunities to plan for January, also to sign maybe one or two new players.
“And so with James leaving Everton now, they have the opportunity of thinking of something new. They will do it, because as I said before, they were close to signing Luis Diaz, they wanted Luis Diaz from Porto, but no agreement between the two clubs.
“Let’s see what they will decide for January, but yes, Everton will be looking for one or two new players in the market.”
TIF Thoughts on Everton’s January plans…
Rafael Benitez’s men have made an excellent start to the new campaign, with 13 points from their opening six games leaving them just one point off Liverpool, who top the table.
Everton invested very wisely over the summer, with Demarai Gray and Andros Townsend looking absolute steals in particular at a combined transfer fee of £1.8m.
The pair (Gray & Townsend) have a combined five goals already in the Premier League this season, which shows Everton do not necessarily need to splash the cash this January, but rather invest their money wisely as they did with their new midfield duo.