Everton haven’t been afraid to spend vast sums of money over the last few years and with Rafa Benitez now at the helm, that isn’t expected to change.
The Toffees hierarchy have promised him money to spend, presumably as one of the terms of his appointment.
The latter could join in a deal worth up to £55m but their spending isn’t likely to stop there.
The Merseyside club have been linked with a move for Norwich’s Max Aarons in recent months as they try to provide competition to Seamus Coleman.
Speaking to This is Futbol last weekend, former Everton striker Marcus Bent gave his assessment on any potential deal.
He said: “I think as a 21-year-old, he [Aarons] still has a lot of learning to do.
“He knows Coleman is there, but if the club have spoken to him and said ‘that’s your place when Coleman moves on’, I think he would be happy with that.”
If Everton can secure a deal for the two young Englishman then their defence could be set up for years to come.
The Toffees didn’t struggle for goals with Dominic Calvert-Lewin leading the line last term but they were inconsistent from a defensive point of view.
They shipped five strikes on the final day of the campaign as Manchester City ran riot at the Etihad while Mason Holgate was guilty of numerous mistakes towards the end of the season.
As such, a defensive quartet of Lucas Digne, Ben Godfrey, White and Aarons is mouth-watering for Everton supporters.
White is a wonderful ball-playing centre-half while Aarons, who may cost £30m, would provide a rampant set of traits on the right-hand side of defence.
Described as “outstanding” by Canaries boss Daniel Farke, the youngster is a fabulous attacking full-back. He contributed to four goals in the Championship last season and provided 1.4 key passes per match.
On top of that, Aarons was adept at beating his marker, completing 1.4 dribbles per game.
If we compare those numbers to the players already at Goodison Park, it makes for impressive reading. Only Lucas Digne and James Rodriguez were more creative while only Alex Iwobi, Richarlison and James managed more successful take-ons per match.
Considering Aarons is a defensive player by nature, those numbers bode well for the future of their right-hand side.
Coleman has just a year left remaining on his deal at Goodison so after 12 months under Aarons’ belt, the Norwich star should be ready to fill in permanently.