Everton could reportedly still make up to three new signings before tonight’s 11pm deadline…
That’s according to the ever-reliable Fabrizio Romano, who dropped the following update whilst speaking to GIVEMESPORT: “It all depends on Gordon, because if they sell Gordon it will be different, they will need to make super important signings.
“If not, they will go for some smart names, but I see them being very busy, maybe making two or three signings before the deadline.”
With a Merseyside derby looming, Frank Lampard will be looking for anything which can give his team the edge whilst facing a seemingly wounded Liverpool, who have only won two of their first five league geames.
To get the home fans on their side with a string of new additions would certainly aid that, as Goodison Park would certainly be receptive to seeing some new faces improve the squad.
However, if it means a complete revamp of the squad, then few would have cause to argue – especially if those targets were the likes of Idrissa Gueye, who would add more steel to the midfield with his pressures ranking in the top 4% alongside his tackles in the top 11%.
The 32-year-old seems set to join the club at any moment, and signings who boast such experience and ability will always be welcomed by the Everton faithful as it marks a return to their core principles – outworking an opposition team.
Likely, one of the moves would also have to be Anthony Gordon’s replacement if the local hero ends up joining Chelsea, and they could already have that sorted too with a potential swoop for Villarreal’s Samuel Chukwueze.
This Nigerian speedster, who would also with Champions League experience, scored seven goals and set up three last season. The 23-year-old would mark a readymade replacement if Gordon goes, and his skill and guile combined with any other incomings would almost definitely get Goodison rocking for Saturday’s clash and many more for the rest of the season.