Pundit does not expect Everton to improve Premier League position

Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas believes that Everton will not finish higher than their seventh-placed position in the Premier League, despite the lavish spending.

The Toffees have been one of the most talked-about clubs in this summer’s transfer window due to splashing more than £100m on new signings.

So far, the Merseyside outfit have recruited Jordan Pickford, Davy Klaassen, Henry Onyekuru, Sandro Ramirez, Michael Keane, Wayne Rooney and Cuco Martina.

Manager Ronald Koeman is not quite done yet, with Swansea City midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson being named in the press as a major target.

Even though Everton have significantly strengthened their squad, they also lost their main goalscorer Romelu Lukaku, who opted to join Manchester United earlier in the summer.

Nicholas has a few doubts over Koeman’s team, one of which is a concern that there is not enough aggression in the setup.

For the Scotsman, he expects the club to challenge the top six, but not to finish above them.

He told Sky Sports:

“They’re not as aggressive as they used to be, with the likes of Phil Jagielka and Gareth Barry really committed and aggressive. You don’t need kickers but they need to step up and be aggressive when they come up against the better sides.

“[They will finish] seventh. There’s still too many questions for me and while they may close the gap on the top six, I don’t see how they will be better than any of them.”