Everton’s transfer business so far this summer has done little to reassure fans that they won’t be embroiled in another relegation battle this season.
You would have hoped that the Merseyside outfit would have had replacement options ready after their windfall from the Brazilian, but there has been very little action since his exit, and it seems as if new signings are not imminent.
According to Sky Sports journalist Alan Myers, Everton fans shouldn’t expect any new signings until the team returns from their pre-season tour in the United States.
In full, he said: “I wouldn’t expect any incomings until the team are back from the states, nothing imminent.”
Lampard’s side are currently in the USA and looked uninspiring in a 2-0 defeat against Arsenal recently.
They kick off the season against Chelsea in less than three weeks and supporters will be desperate to see some new additions before then, otherwise, it promises to be another long hard season for the Toffees.
The Toffees have so far been slow to find a replacement for Richarlison and risk starting the season with the injury-prone Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Salomon Rondon as their only natural options up front.
Meanwhile, fellow relegation candidates Leeds United, Fulham and Nottingham Forest have all arguably strengthened their squads with new signings ahead of the new season, which does not bode well for Lampard’s side.
Last summer saw Everton spend just £1.8m on transfer fees, as Demarai Gray joined from Bayer Leverkusen, and that led to a disastrous campaign.
So to be in a similar position this summer, where they are yet to spend a penny on transfer fees, is baffling, and Albert Einstein perhaps put it best when he defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
Everton have spent poorly under the ownership of Farhad Moshiri and although the fanbase will be keen to see those mistakes learnt from, spending more than £1.8m would certainly help the club in their bid for survival.