With the summer transfer window set to close on the 1st of September, Everton has a month left to finalize their new line-up for the upcoming Premier League season. So far, Everton has strategically managed their budget to secure several new players for the club, including Arnaut Danjuma. These new recruits could see Everton climbing the leaderboards when play resumes in the Premier League in two weeks’ time.
The 2023 Transfer Window So Far
Fans eager to bet on Everton matches in the upcoming season have closely been monitoring the club’s transfers as some players have been let go while others have been brought into the club. So far, Everton have sold or loaned out several key players. Players leaving the club include Ellis Simms, who transferred to Coventry City for a sum of approximately £8 million, and Niels Nkounkou, whose transfer to Saint-Etienne earned the club €2 million.
With these funds, Everton has acquired several new players. These new additions could give the club the boost it needs to outrank its rivals when the season kicks off. The signing of Arnaut Danjuma’s loan from Villarreal cost Everton £3.5 million. His transfer came as a surprise after Danjuma snubbed Everton in favor of Tottenham in the January transfer window. With his managerial concerns put aside, the club can reap the benefits of the Danish player’s imposing technical skills and speed as a forward.
Ashley Young has also joined the Everton squad. Young is set to shine at Everton despite only signing a one-year contract. The defender may be reaching the end of his career, but with age comes tactical knowledge and a level-headed demeanor. His presence is sure to teach the younger players how to approach life on and off the pitch.
What Should Everton Do Next?
Everton still has plenty of time to secure new players. The sale and loan of several players has bolstered the team’s budget, giving them more money to play with as they court other candidates for the 23/24 squad. The last few weeks have been dominated by the ongoing drama regarding Everton’s pursuit of El Bilal Toure, but now that he has signed for Atalanta BC, Everton can turn their attention in a new direction.
Rumors of Everton’s interest in Salernitana player, Boulaye Dia began to circulate when it became clear that El Bilal Toure favored another club. As it stands, Everton has not confirmed their interest in Dia nor has the team made an official offer. Dia has been a player of interest in the summer transfer window thanks to his phenomenal season on loan to Villareal. He scored 16 goals and assisted in a further 6 over the course of 33 matches. His addition to the Everton line-up would certainly give the club an edge if they were to sign him.
There have also been suggestions that Everton is interested in Leicester City player, Kelechi Iheanacho. The twenty-seven-year-old has enjoyed a successful career at Manchester City and Leicester City, where he has spent the last six years. While commentators and fans alike have opposed the suggestion that Leicester should sell one of their most valuable players, he could be the perfect addition to Everton’s offensive line-up.
So, what does the upcoming season look like for Everton? With the arrival of Danjuma and Young, Everton has strengthened both their offense and defense. Despite being at different ends of their careers, these players have already proven their ability and should grant Everton the edge they have been looking for. But, with a month left to go, there is still plenty of time for Everton to surprise fans and commentators alike with the addition of several new players.
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As the transfer window comes close to an end, many Everton fans and Lottoland sports betters are curious to know what Everton will do with the remaining time. Read on to hear our predictions and what the stats show!