With just five wins from their 17 played Premier League games so far this season, the upcoming January transfer window could be just what Everton and Rafa Benitez need to get themselves back on track and end the current season on a high note.
The previous summer transfer window saw Everton spend just £1.8m on winger Demarai Gray, with the likes of Andros Townsend and Salomon Rondon among others coming in on free transfers, which suggests that the Toffees could have some money to play with in January to help strengthen their squad, which is what they seemingly need to do looking at their results in the league so far this season.
Taking into account how he has played in all but one of their league games so far this season and delivered a stunning performance in their 1-1 draw away at Chelsea, it seems unlikely that Everton would let goalkeeper Jordan Pickford leave next month.
In defence, with left-back Lucas Digne seemingly unlikely to play for Everton after a reported falling out with Benitez and recent reports claiming that the Toffees are close to signing Dynamo Kyiv’s Vitaliy Mykolenko, he could be their replacement for the Frenchman if he leaves.
In the right full-back position, we think Everton will make a move to sign Norwich City defender Max Aarons, who the club have been linked with in the past and could be tempted with a move to Goodison Park given how likely it’s looking that the Canaries will get relegated this season.
Moving further up the field, we think Benitez will want to reinvigorate his midfield and attack, which could be done with a swoop for former Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho, who his current club Barcelona reportedly want to get rid of.
With a total of 41 goals and 37 assists under his belt in 152 appearances in the Premier League, the 29-year-old Brazilian, who has been described as having “magical powers” in the past by Roberto Firmino, has what it takes to take Everton up a level and potentially make the Toffees fans forget about his previous affiliation with their Merseyside rivals.
Then up top, with Toffees striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin having been linked with a move to fellow Premier League club Arsenal, it would be hard to see Everton selling their star man in the middle of the season and risk alienating their fans even further than they already have done at times this season.