Rafa Benitez hasn’t managed to welcome any new faces to Everton just yet but the club are working intently behind the scenes.
The 61-year-old has a cash pool to splurge but after the long-winded process that led the Toffees to Benitez, they are lagging behind in the market.
One player Everton have been continuously linked to in the last few weeks is Dutch sensation Denzel Dumfries.
The right-back captured the hearts of many football fans around the globe with his performances at Euro 2020 and now he could be set to leave PSV Eindhoven.
In fact, the player’s agent Mino Raiola, is even discussing a transfer with certain clubs.
That’s the word of journalist Marco Timmer who told Voetbal International: “Yes, of course, there are negotiations going on, and with that, it can also be counted on the negotiations that in this case, Mino Raiola is conducting with Dortmund or Liverpool, for example, for Malen and Inter and Everton for Dumfries, so he has been given that space.”
If Everton like what Raiola is saying and the Toffees conclude a deal then supporters should be absolutely delighted.
After all, with Seamus Coleman the only reliable option from a right-back perspective, they need an extra body in that position.
Dumfries has the potential to get Goodison Park rocking again if his displays at the European Championships are anything to go by.
He was one of the most frightening defenders in the entire tournament, rampaging forward from full-back to score two goals during the group stages.
A powerful character, he beat defenders relentlessly and then bullied them in the tackle.
The 25-year-old was so impressive that he registered 1.5 shots, one key pass and one dribble per match. That would be a solid tally for an offensive player, let alone someone who should be playing in the defensive half.
Dumfries is a brutal force of nature and as he rapidly approaches his prime, it’s scary to think what he’d be capable of in the Premier League.
His pace and tenacity would be perfect for the top-flight, as well as Everton who have become accustomed to seeing Lucas Digne and Coleman run forward from defence.
Only Digne, Michael Keane and Dominic Calvert-Lewin prevailed in more aerial battles.
After starring so much during the course of this summer, fans should be delighted that the club are making progress in their bid to sign him.