Journalist Tony Scott had claimed that Frank Lampard will change Everton’s style of play next season after Richarlison left the club.
It was recently announced that Richarlison had left Everton to sign for fellow Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur for a fee in the region of £60m, which could be reinvested back into the Toffees squad.
However, Everton have made just one signing this summer, with James Tarkowski joining on a free transfer from Burnley, who were relegated to the Championship last season.
With Richarlison leaving Goodison Park, Scott spoke on the All Together Now Everton podcast and stated his belief that Lampard will opt to change the style of play that the Everton fans are used to seeing in the hope of more success.
He said: “I think Lampard will change the style of Everton’s play. It won’t be a ‘get up the pitch and let Richarlison scrap for second balls and pump the ball up to Calvert-Lewin’, I think they will change the style of play, so it’ll be massively interesting over the next couple of weeks to see where Everton lie in terms of the transfer market and the strategy.”
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TIF Thoughts on Scott’s comments…
Everton have been linked with Emmanuel Dennis as a possible replacement for Richarlison following the Brazilian’s departure. Dennis scored 10 goals and chipped in with six assists in his debut season in the Premier League with Watford last campaign, so could offer Lampard something different from his current attacking options, so we can see why Scott thinks major changes could occur next term.
It might be hard for Everton to deal with life without their top scorer from last season, but with the Toffees having such a poor campaign, after finishing just four points above the drop zone, Lampard may be hoping to use the money from the Brazilian to invest in the rest of the squad and find a new identity at Goodison Park.