In the opening match of their preseason tour of the United States, Frank Lampard saw his Everton team lose 2-0 to Premier League rivals Arsenal.
The Everton boss will still have learned a lot ahead of the Premier League’s return next month, even though the outcome had no repercussions.
The Blues appeared to lack potency in attack and occasionally looked clumsy at the defence, which, although acceptable, demonstrates that there is still work to be done.
Richarlison was lost to Tottenham Hotspur earlier in the window. Both on the field and in the transfer market, with Lampard later revealing the team is pursuing further acquisitions after James Tarkowski’s arrival.
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So, on that front, here are the latest Everton transfer rumours:
According to Nathan Gissing of Di Marzio, Everton has made a bid for Armando Broja, a promising young striker for Chelsea.
Last season, Broja excelled while on loan at Southampton, scoring six goals in 32 appearances and receiving high praise from loyal supporters of Ralph Hasenhüttl’s team.
Gissing claims that the Blues have also made an offer for the 20-year-old, who reportedly wants to permanently leave Stamford Bridge provided he receives assurances about his future. West Ham has reportedly made a £25 million deal for the player.
Given that Richarlison has not yet been replaced, Frank Lampard’s team would benefit greatly from the acquisition of Broja. The adaptable forward they require to take the place of their adored Brazilian might be the Albanian.
According to reports, Everton is considering signing defender Jean-Clair Todibo from OGC Nice to Goodison Park this summer.
After playing 40 games for Nice in all competitions last season, Todibo, who was formerly linked with a move to the Blues during his time at Barcelona, is said to be the subject of “great attention.”
The 22-year-old France youth international is also rumoured to be attracting interest from AC Milan, Newcastle, Manchester United, and Sevilla.
Raul de Tomas
Espanyol, a La Liga team, is prepared to “discuss” the sale of star striker Raul de Tomas since manager Diego Martinez will be able to utilise the proceeds to strengthen his team for the upcoming campaign.
De Tomas, 27, contributed to Espanyol keeping their place in the top division last season with his 17 goals, and as a result, he has been linked with a transfer to Everton.
However, it has been suggested that West Ham United, Aston Villa, and Newcastle United will compete with the Blues for the Spaniard.