Speaking on the All Together Now podcast, journalist Greg O’Keeffe believes that Everton will be signing ‘a lot of new players’ this summer.
Everton will more than likely have had multiple plans for next season depending on what division they would be playing in, but after a midweek comeback victory against Crystal Palace, they could firmly set their sights on a better season in the Premier League next term.
Will Everton be fighting relegation next season?
After what has been a disastrous season on pretty much all fronts for the Toffees, especially on the pitch, it will be a major summer for a club that has struggled to cope with Financial Fair Play regulations in recent times.
Despite these tough financial constraints, O’Keeffe is hopeful for a big summer ahead.
He said: “I’d imagine there’s going to be a lot of new players coming in – I hope there are – and we’re going to have to build, and it might not happen straight away. You hope it does, but it might take time.”
TIF Thoughts on Everton’s summer business…
While Evertonians will be hoping that a squad overhaul can take place to ensure they never fight relegation again, for that to happen they may need to lose some key players such as Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison, who have both been linked with moves away, to provide Frank Lampard with sufficient funds and steer clear of FFP troubles.
Everton will have to box smart in the summer transfer window to get the best-valued players out there which is what they seem to be attempting to do, with James Tarkowski said to be on their radar as the Toffees reportedly lead the chase for the soon-to-be free agent, according to The Telegraph.
O’Keeffe’s claim suggests that despite Everton’s transfer woes in recent years, there may be a different kind of transfer window to the ones fans have become accustomed to over the past few seasons as the Toffees seek to balance the books. But with the club having to ensure they do not end up in relegation trouble again, it will almost certainly be a tricky balancing act for Lampard to get right in his first summer window in charge.
Whatever happens, it is set to be exciting should Everton decide to ring the changes ahead of the next campaign.
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