Everton are in desperate need of reinforcements and a fresh perspective in their squad following a difficult season in the Premier League which was their joint-worst season of all time in terms of points-per-game.
Whilst the Toffees will be filled with relief that they managed to secure another season in the top flight, the troubles don’t end with the close of the season, as it is reported that both Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin could leave this summer.
As a result, Frank Lampard and the powers at Goodison Park must come together to devise a plan of action this transfer window that is cost-effective due to financial worries. They must also identify players who can genuinely make the impact they need to have a much more comfortable season ahead and long term future.
One player who has been linked with a move to Merseyside is Tottenham Hotspur attacker Steven Bergwijn, with the player recently expressing his desire to leave the North London club this summer.
The current reported fee wanted by Spurs to part company with the player is around £21m, which could be a good price in the current market if Lampard can get the best out of him at Everton and deploy him effectively in the team.
Despite starting just four games for his current club this season in the Premier League, Bergwijn who was hailed “excellent” by Virgil van Dijk has scored three goals and contributed one assist in 25 league appearances averaging at just 23 minutes per game.
One of the Dutchman’s most notable performances in England came in the 3-2 victory over Leicester City back in January when Bergwijn netted two stoppage-time goals to secure the victory that tallied three important points for the club who ended the season just two points clear of Arsenal to secure Champions League football next season.
The beauty of Bergwijn is that he is capable of being deployed across all positions in the forward line which would add crucial depth to Everton’s team next season. As a result, Lampard could form a formidable partnership with the winger and Anthony Gordon working together to generate important goal-scoring opportunities.
With that being said, Moshiri should do all he can to get the deal done to not only cover for the worst-case scenario of either Richarlison or Calvert-Lewin leaving but to add a player who is clearly capable of scoring when called upon to get the job done.