SportEarly beings to you everton latest news with fresh reports claiming transfer plans went wrong and fans pounce on lampard for the wrong call.
If recent rumours are to be accepted, Everton supporters may be in for a letdown this summer.
Journalist Paul Brown stated in an interview with GIVEMESPORT that the Toffees may only make one acquisition for a “huge sum,” despite having made a profit of almost £60 million from the recent sale of talisman Richarlison to Tottenham Hotspur.
“It does appear like even with the Richarlison money, they will probably only make one signing for a pretty significant cost, with the rest likely to be loans or free transfers, which is why they opted for Tarkowski,” he said.
The addition of former Burnley defender James Tarkowski on a free transfer has been the Merseysiders‘ only significant activity to yet, as Brown hinted, with the 29-year-old joining on a four-year deal following the expiry of his contract at Turf Moor.
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Everton Fans Fuming
The Goodison faithful will undoubtedly be incensed by that idea since they presumably had high hopes for a summer of intensive recruiting to assist the team strive to improve on their abysmal performance from the previous season.
Farhad Moshiri, the club’s owner, turned to Frank Lampard to help steer the struggling team away from safety after the controversial appointment of former Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez backfired, perhaps predictably. The Englishman eventually succeeded in doing so in the penultimate game of the season.
The club’s fanbase will not want a repeat performance next time around, so if no significant market moves are made, there will undoubtedly be a backlash. Despite the fact that manager and supporters were undoubtedly brought closer together by that narrow escape, this will not be the case in the future.
Due to Financial Fair Play limits, the aforementioned Benitez spent only £1.8 million on new players last summer. This underinvestment probably contributed to the club’s close call with relegation.
Dele Alli, Vitalyi Mykolenko, and Nathan Patterson all joined the team on permanent contracts during the January transfer window, though the latter player in particular is yet to make an impact after making only one league start for the team during the second half of the season.
That decision, which already appeared to be a mistake given rumours that the former Spurs player would be moved on this summer, has put Lampard even further behind schedule. The 44-year-old now appears to require significant support in order to actually ignite a spectacular turnaround.
As it stands, it may end up being yet another lengthy fight for all Everton supporters if Brown’s assertion turns out to be accurate and only a small investment is made.