Everton are struggling this season despite being offered a glimmer of hope when they appointed Frank Lampard as their new manager in January.
It hasn’t been smooth sailing for the club or the players with numerous injuries and poor performances throughout their Premier League campaign so far.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison, Abdoulaye Doucoure and Yerry Mina have all picked up multiple injuries over the last six months to name just a few of the key players who have been side-lined this campaign, which has ultimately had a knock on effect of the form, results and league position Everton currently find themselves in, just one point off the drop zone.
With the risk of relegation becoming more and more of a reality for the club, it was only a matter of time before players were linked to potential moves next season to secure their own futures if the Toffees did get dropped into the Championship at the end of the season, for the first time ever since the Premier League began in 1992.
One player who has now reportedly been putting the cogs into motion for an exit from Finch Farm next season is Brazilian forward, Richarlison, with claims that a meeting was held between representatives of Richarlison’s agency Velasco and Manchester United earlier this year to determine whether a potential move to Old Trafford could be feasible this summer, according to CaughtOffside.
The £110k-p/w machine who was hailed “phenomenal” by team mate Seamus Coleman, has been one of the most important players for Everton since his arrival in the summer of 2018, scoring 47 goals and assisting his team mates 12 times in 139 appearances, averaging a goal involvement in every two games, an attacking output the Toffees cannot afford to lose any time soon.
It would be an inevitable fate for the Merseyside club to lose players like Richarlison if they were to get relegated this season, as with any team that gets dropped out of the top flight players often look to seal a brighter future elsewhere, which is why Lampard must do absolutely everything he can to secure their future in the Premier League in the last thirteen games.
Everton face a number of difficult fixtures ahead of them with clashes against Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal all coming up over the last few months of the season, and with no room for error at this point for the team, the Toffees boss must work hard to get a run of form going to pull them out of a difficult relegation battle ahead.
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