Everton over the past few years have always a top half team fighting to break into the top 6. Under Ronald Koeman they seem stronger than ever, and with a big name prolific striker scoring 20+ goals a season for them what’s missing and what do they need to do this summer as the Top 6 get ever stronger?
With Koeman losing his patience with Ross Barkley and Lukaku being linked back to Chelsea this could be a big pre-season for the club. Cashing in on a non consistent Barkley and using that money to strengthen the squad with an attacking midfield player who will work well with Lukaku would be a sensible move. The biggest thing being trying to keep a hold of Lukaku, but with big clubs offering more money, trophies and European football Everton may find that very hard in which case the best result would be to get a much money as they can for the player. And replacing him with a proven premier league goal scorer such as Jamie Vardy or Andre Grey would be a good bit of business.
Adding a replacement for Ross Barkley someone with a bit more flair and ability will get the fans going but their midfield is already in my opinion one of the best in the league, Idreesa Gueye and McCarthy can be essential players for any team with their box box abilities, and don’t forgot about the young Tom Davies.
Everton’s defence may be one of the more severe places to strengthen, The clubs defenders are about to pass their best and they need some young hungry players to help them out Browning and Holgate are good but they are unproven at the level Everton want to be at so grabbing a hold of another defender would be critical to the clubs future endevers.
Lastly they need a quaility goal keeper. The best thing Everton can do this window is bring in young Jordan Pickford from Sunderland. The 20 year old was one of two of the only stand out stars of a otherwise awful Sunderland squad, commanding his area and shouting out orders to premier league winning centre backs coming to the end of their careers shows this kid ain’t afraid to say what needs to be said at the back.
Everton have a big summer and we will all have to wait and see what pans out, what do you think Everton need to do this summer in the comments!