There seems no doubt that Everton are desperate to make improvements to their squad following a difficult relegation fight last season in the Premier League, and a reliable source has now revealed an update on Frank Lampard’s transfer window intentions.
Daily Star journalist Paul Brown has given an update on the Toffees’ transfer priorities following the imminent confirmation of James Tarkowski’s signing.
Brown has told GIVEMESPORT about Lampard’s transfer plans: “It may depend on who they sell or who they’re forced to sell. Certainly, they look a bit light in the forward areas. I think his main priority seems to be in midfield after getting Tarkowski over the line.”
After a disappointing season and the departures of Donny Van de Beek and Fabian Delph from Goodison Park, Everton supporters will surely be excited to hear that Lampard is prioritising adding depth and fresh bodies to the centre of the pitch this summer.
Current Toffees midfielder Allan has also been linked with a move away from Merseyside this summer, so Lampard and the club’s powerbrokers will need to work hard to identify talented players who can make an instant impact on the team in midfield.
It was reported that the manager already has a three-man shortlist to add depth and quality to the midfield, with Billy Gilmour, Harry Winks and Conor Gallagher all named as players who Lampard would like to bring in this summer.
Gallagher has proven that he is capable of being a great midfield asset following his season-long loan spell at Crystal Palace, scoring eight goals and contributing five assists, although it is believed that Thomas Tuchel is keen to keep hold of the Chelsea youngster for the 2022/23 season at Stamford Bridge.
Winks appears to be a much more realistic midfield transfer target who could move to Goodison Park this summer, after it was reported that Tottenham would be prepared to offer the player as part of a deal to sign Everton winger Richarlison.
With that being said, Lampard must look at his options closely and start making moves for midfielders in the transfer market to ensure that he is not caught short next season without depth in the engine room.
Otherwise, it could quickly turn into a similar story as 2021/22 for the Toffees, something that everyone involved in the club will be desperate to avoid.