Over the last few transfer windows, Everton have found themselves struggling to attract the best players due to their well-documented financial constraints, while they have also seen some players almost thrust upon them.
These players include the likes of Dele Alli – who ended up playing just 13 times for the Toffees and starting once in the league – and Salomon Rondon, who joined Rafael Benitez at the club perhaps mainly due to the amount of time they’d worked together in the past.
However, Myers believes it could be different next time around, with the Toffees able to cherry-pick who they want to bring in.
He said: “What I would say is, this is a really crucial transfer window, for me, because I think for the first time in a long time, we will be selective on what we buy, and we will be buying for one or two or maybe three positions.
Is Lampard doing a good job at Everton?
“Rather than bringing in players because they’re available and we need bodies – I don’t think we’re in that position, which is a good thing, because we can do it much more structured and much more specific to what we need.”
TIF Thoughts on Everton’s transfer business…
It will be huge for Everton if they are indeed in a position where they don’t have to act desperately or search for bargain buys in the next transfer window, as they could finally hand Frank Lampard what he asks for and what he believes the club need.
That said, some of Everton’s cheaper purchases over recent times have turned out to be solid acquisitions, with the likes of James Tarkowski, Conor Coady and Idrissa Gueye all costing very little in terms of transfer fees, if at all.
However, just because Everton could be a bit more ruthless in January when it comes to their transfer business doesn’t mean they need to be spending lavishly, as that’s what got them into a tough financial position not too long ago.