The club is working arduously behind the scenes, according to Everton manager Frank Lampard, to bolster his team.
Conor Coady and Amadou Onana’s additions this week boosted the total of Lampard’s summer acquisitions to five.
Coady, a defender who was born in Liverpool, arrived on a season-long loan from Wolves, while Onana, a midfielder from Belgium, joined from Lille for an unknown sum.
Before the transfer market shuts on September 1st, Lampard said he anticipates further arrivals and departures at Goodison Park, although he would not guess as to who would do so.
The injured trio of Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Yerry Mina, and Ben Godfrey will not be available for Saturday’s Premier League match against Aston Villa, according to Lampard.
“We’re working hard to find methods to strengthen the team, but until we add players, I’m only content to speak about the ones we already have.
But any prospective goals are undoubtedly ones on which we should continue to make behind-the-scenes progress.
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Calvert-Lewin, a striker, will be out for six weeks with a knee injury, while both Mina and Godfrey, the latter of whom could be out for up to three months with a fractured fibula, were forced to leave last week’s opening loss to Chelsea.
These have influenced our mentality, according to Lampard. Since I arrived at the conclusion of the previous season, we have been preparing for this opportunity for a very long time.
“There are always outside influences; Dominic’s injury the week before the Chelsea game and two significant injuries in that game.
Conor obviously came in this week, which is a major factor for us, but we do have numbers defensively.
Therefore, it’s up to us to set priorities and maintain the squad as strongly as possible. We have clearly got a little more time to achieve that.
Idrissa Gueye, a former Toffees midfielder, is reportedly close to returning to Goodison from Paris St. Germain, while Mohamed Camara of Red Bull Salzburg and Watford’s Emmanuel Dennis have also been linked with the club.
You have to appreciate the guys that are still with us, so yes, that’s a similar type of response, Lampard continued in reference to probable departures.
“We need to have a balanced group, and sometimes when you bring players in, people may depart,” said the coach.
“But those circumstances must each be appropriate for the club, as well as the player and any prospective new club they may join.
Again, until we have those things in place, I won’t commit to that one.