Everton are in desperate need of improvements in their squad following a disastrous relegation scrap in the Premier League last season, and now a reliable source has given a behind-the-scenes update on the side’s progress in the transfer window.
Everton insider and journalist Alan Myers has responded on Twitter to questions from supporters about Everton’s intentions in the summer transfer window.
Myers gave a reassuring seven-word update in reply to a supporter’s tweet revealing: “Work is ongoing to bring players in.”
The Toffees are yet to officially announce a new signing, with James Tarkowski expected to be revealed as an Everton player when his contract expires at Burnley tomorrow, however, supporters will be excited by Myers’ update in terms of things to come.
Everton finished 16th in the Premier League, only managing to secure survival in their penultimate game of the season against Crystal Palace and finishing the campaign on the joint-worst points per game in the club’s history, so there is clearly work to do at Goodison Park to ensure the mistakes of the past aren’t repeated.
It has been widely reported that Richarlison could be heading for a move away from Merseyside this summer with Tottenham Hotspur keen to sign the Brazilian to strengthen their forward line next season at the cost of weakening the Toffees, something Farhad Moshiri will need to address immediately.
Richarlison was crucial in the Toffee’s Premier League survival with six goals and two assists in the last 11 games of the season, which helped the side pick up enough points to remain in the top flight, proving that he is a key player that will leave a massive hole in the front three should he complete a move away.
It is no secret that in terms of their financial position when it comes to determining a transfer budget the days are gone where Moshiri can recklessly spend without a care for the consequences and it is reported that Everton will be tightening their belts this summer and make smarter moves in the transfer window by capitalising on free transfers.
With that being said, Myers’ update will give supporters the hope that they need to have faith in the team’s ability to go into next season able to compete and put in better performances to ensure they don’t find themselves in a battle at the bottom of the table again.