Everton fans are praying Marcel Brands can continue his impressive start to life at Everton, looking to offload three first-team players before the Football League loan deadline.
The transfer window has of course closed for Premier League teams, but EFL teams can still bring in temporary signings from the top tier until the end of August.
Everton fans are hoping to use this to advantage, looking to dump all three of Cuco Martina, Mo Besic and Yannick Bolasie to the Championship.
Martina has been linked with a switch to Stoke City, who have already taken Ashley Williams off the Toffees’ hands.
The flying full back was thrown in at the deep end last season playing in an unnatural left back position, but the reinforcements in defence and returns to fitness for Leighton Baines and Seamus Coleman have made him surplus to requirements.
Bolasie and Besic have both been linked with moves to the Championship as well, as the tricky winger looks set to move to Middlesbrough and the tough-tackling Besic has been linked with several loan moves.
Brands and Marco Silva had a lot of work to do clearing out the “dead wood” when they arrived at Goodison, and fans are tipping this to be the best summer in years if they can offload the struggling first teamers.
You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
I don’t want this summer to end
— Nel McNully (@NelMcNullyEFC) August 15, 2018
Well in Marcel.👍
— Everton n Bitter (@BitterEverton) August 16, 2018
Before September we should be looking to sell the following;
And loan out the following;
— Chris (@ChrisCheekos) August 16, 2018
All gone in one window
Marcel brands mate pic.twitter.com/5gSQsdLZLL
— TheBlues (@gflan02) August 16, 2018
If Martina, Bolasie and Besic follow Vlasic out of the squad this window, what a window it will have been for Brands, played the whole situation brilliantly, strengthened in every position required in the short term and reduced a squad of nearly 40 to less than 30.
— Stuiebluie (@stuiebluie) August 15, 2018