The transfer window has officially opened for the Premier League and Everton will be hoping they can take advantage of the opportunity to sign reinforcements following a struggle in the league last season.
However, with reported financial troubles surfacing it is likely that the Toffees will need to be smarter and more thrifty with their transfer business this summer and could be more inclined to target players who are out of contract and seek out loan deals ahead of next season.
Everton are already reportedly close to sealing a deal for James Tarkowski on a free transfer as it was revealed on Wednesday that he would complete a medical this week with the view to complete his move to Goodison Park from newly relegated Burnley.
With Tarkowski almost a done deal, Farhad Moshiri must focus on his next potential free transfer as Everton have been speculated to be interested in signing Christian Eriksen this summer.
Eriksen returned to the Premier League in January via Brentford on a six-month deal but is now free to move on and find his next challenge with Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United both reportedly interested alongside the Merseyside club.
According to SofaScore, in 11 Premier League appearances Eriksen scored one goal, delivered four assists and created five big chances, making 2.8 key passes, 69.7 touches and 1.2 tackles on average per game, which led Brentford to pick up points in eight of the ten games the player played the full 90 minutes.
Frank Lampard could save millions by signing the 30-year-old attacking midfielder as he could be the perfect upgrade for Dele Alli who has had a disappointing start since joining in January on a permanent deal thought to be worth up to £40m.
Alli has scored no goals and contributed no assists, proving to be largely ineffective and rarely seen at Goodison Park since he joined making the same number of appearances as Eriksen but only playing 29 minutes on average per game.
With that being said, if Lampard could find a move for Alli elsewhere and secure the signing Eriksen on a free transfer it would be a major coup for Everton and put them in a great position to have a better Premier League campaign.