If Everton’s questionable season under Marco Silva has told the Goodison Park faithful anything it is that we must hit the transfer window hard in the summer.
Multiple areas of the side need to be strengthened or improved, but we cannot go down the same route as the past and sign former stars from bigger clubs who are now finding themselves forced out of the door.
For fans on the Grand Old Team forum, there’s a lot of potential names around the world who could come to Merseyside and provide Silva with food for thought when selecting who is worthy of a spot in his team.
A lot of the names suggested could see the club spend a fair bit, so Marcel Brands would have his hands full trying to get the deals over the line. Others tipped to be worth a punt may not be proven talents yet, but have the potential to be great and have demonstrated enough to warrant the move.
Here are just some of the names the Goodison Park faithful would like to see Brands try and bring to Merseyside in the summer, even if they are not all entirely likely…
“Would you consider trying for Dario Maresic at all? Fits the Brands profile…” – The Ninja (March 5, 19:21)
“Nothing changing here for me. I want Michy Batshuayi. The lad is boss.” – Barney Gumble (March 5, 19:52)
“For the CBs, Konate would be like 40-50M although he’s a complete monster. Guillermo Maripan has been really good for Alaves this year, although I’m not quite sold on his mobility.
“CF – I just don’t think Haller is that great. He’s good, but not sure how he’d fare in the PL, especially as a single striker. Really think Jovic is the man who makes that attack go.
“RW – Chucky is terrific. Please please please. Saint-Maximin is really fast and dynamic, but incredibly inconsistent and makes some pretty questionable decisions with the ball.” – Crimhead (March 5, 19:57)
“I would take a shot at Alberth Elis if we ever wanted to try and get a bargain player from MLS. Right sided forwarded, wouldn’t be super expensive, but he’s about as good a player as there is in the league. Just turned 23, great size, speed, and skill.” – Crimhead (March 5, 20:04)
“Ziyech. Get it done.” – TheBigIguanan (March 5, 20:08)
“As if Ziyech would come to us. He’ll be off to Arsenal or United… Or Madrid. That Harry Kane looks OK… Wonder how much spurs want” – BigBlueNose (March 5, 20:23)
“Brands time to raid your homeland and bring in some der beeks and der lids” – RomanReigns (March 5, 21:37)
“There will be some bargain garb to pick up from Fulham and hudd…” – BigBlueNose (March 5, 21:45)
“Dolberg, Jimenez, Lozano, Gomes, A CB” – Toffee-Nerd (March 6, 08:18)