Three January signings that can turn Everton into top four challengers

Marco Silva has taken Everton on leaps and bounds since being brought in to replace Sam Allardyce in the summer, as he takes the Toffees to sixth in the standings – if they finish in this spot it will be their best campaign since Belgium boss Roberto Martinez took them to fifth in the 2013/14 season.

Just six points outside the top four, a good run of results could be enough for Silva and his men to catch Spurs but, as their competition will surely splash the cash in January, what can the Portuguese do to ensure they keep pace and challenge for those coveted Champions League spots?

Everton have been criticised in recent years for their reckless and bizarre spending and it is crucial in the new year that their approach is calculated.

Click through the gallery below to see the three January signings that could help the Merseyside outfit take the long-awaited step up that would turn the Big Six into the Big Seven.

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