Everton have reportedly launched a formal move to sign Blackburn Rovers striker and Leeds United target Ben Brereton Diaz this summer. According to the Times, the Toffees registered their interest on Wednesday, August 24, and are now prepared to shell out £12million to secure the Chile international’s services. However, it’s understood that the Lancashire outfit are looking for £15million and believe an offer from Leeds will also arrive soon.
Kevin Thelwell’s remit as Director of Football is pretty clear – in the short term, keep Everton competitive in the Premier League; for the longer term, reduce the club’s wage bill and average squad age while improving the talent and depth. The signings that have come through the door so far during this summer transfer window has reflected that mix of players. James Tarkowski and Conor Coady address the glaring weakness of the defensive corps, while Dwight McNeil, Amadou Onana and Ruben Vinagre are all exciting young players that Frank Lampard can build around in years ahead.
Everton striker Moise Kean left the club after the never-ending season of 19/20, and in spite of never quite managing to establish himself in the side, is on his way upwards with his new loan move to French Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint Germain (PSG) set to be made a a permanent one if he can prove himself in front of goal.
Kean left Everton to join PSG on a season-long loan some weeks ago. A PSG official has already talked up the possibility of signing the young striker permanently at the end of his loan spell, with the Italian international has scored five goals in seven PSG games in all competitions. Continue Reading
Marco Silva was very quick to defend Phil Jagielka after a disappointing display from the former England international against Fulham during the weekend. Everton fell to a 2-0 defeat against Fulham during the weekend, as the club lost a golden opportunity to make way into the top seven places of the league table. Everton were struggling in the midway point of the campaign, but they have now been able to find the winning touch once again. The recent wins over Chelsea and Arsenal have put Everton back in the frame for a Europa League spot along with the likes of Wolves and Leicester City.
Everton manager Marco Silva watched his team fall to a 2-0 loss against Fulham during the weekend. This was a major blow to Everton’s objectives of at least trying to reach the Europa League places by the end of the season. The Blues had a major wobble midway through the campaign, but there were plenty of hopes raised when the team put together a string of three successive victories – including games against Chelsea and Arsenal. Just when Everton were aiming for a fourth successive victory in the league in order to keep up with the likes of Leicester City and Wolves, the team has received a major blow in the form of the loss against Fulham at Craven Cottage.
Everton manager Marco Silva wants more from Ademola Lookman after the youngster found the scoresheet during the recent 2-1 win over Lincoln City in the FA Cup third round. The 21-year-old opened the scoring for the Toffees on Saturday afternoon and the strike was his first for the club in over 12 months.
Everton favourite Yakubu has backed Richarlison to become a top striker at the Mersey side outfit after adjusting quickly to the new surroundings. The Brazilian only joined the Toffees from Watford during the previous transfer window but he has since made a huge impression with eight goals from just 15 Premier League appearances.
Sam Allardyce has warned Marco Silva over his decision to push through a summer deal for Watford winger Richarlison. The Brazilian struggled during the second half of the previous season where he failed to contribute a goal or assist and Allardyce believes Silva could face the wrath of the supporters, should the forward fail to an impact from the off.
Everton manager Sam Allardyce has stressed that he has had a positive impact with the club unlike stated by some of the club’s supporters. The 63-year-old took over the reigns from caretaker David Unsworth when the Toffees were placed 13th on the table in November and he has since managed to push the club to eighth in the standings with one game left in the campaign.
Everton midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson has vowed to comeback stronger and fitter as he continues his rehabilitation programme over his knee injury. The Icelandic footballer suffered the damage during the Toffees’ 2-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion this month, and he has since been on the sidelines receiving treatment.