KOEMAN: EXPECT MORE FROM EVERTON THIS SUMMER
Everton FC manager Ronald Koeman has dismissed talks that his side have been big spenders this summer.
The Dutchman insists that more activity should be expected before the transfer deadline. The former Ajax boss says he still wants to add at least three players in Gylfi Sigurdsson, a defender in the left wing and a goal poacher to play centre forward.
Koeman explained that after selling off RomeluLukakuto Manchester United in a mega deal that brought in around £90 million, the club was within their limits with regards to transfers so far.
“I heard every time that ‘Everton is spending £100 million, £100 million, £100 million’ but I saw the list and I think we’re 16th in the league for spending and we got £95 million for Lukaku. We’ve only spent £7 million. It’s a different picture then the media is talking. Three positions we need,” Koeman said.
The Swans rejected Leicester City’s bid of £40 million for Sigurdsson as they value the player £50 million. The Iceland international was also not keen to move to the King Power Stadium but he is believed to be a fan of Koeman. Swansea coach Paul Clement wants to retain the player as they hope to put up a stronger league display this term after narrowing making it through last season.
Koeman remains confident that he would get his targets before the deadline as he wants to boost the team for the league and for the Europa League. Probably as a test for the Europa League, the Toffees played Sevilla as part of final preparations ahead of the new season. The game ended 2-2 as the La Liga side showed depth. Koeman praised Sandro Ramirez for scoring the opener but complained about how the team lost the ball. He claimed it was a good challenge ahead of the new term.