After some inconsistent form in the 2018/19 campaign for Everton manager Marco Silva’s side, things have more come together in more recent weeks and optimism has been restored ahead of next season.
Clearly, Everton lack a died in the wool goalscoring striker, but that will no doubt become a priority for Marcel Brands over the summer when we are able to wheel and deal again in the transfer market, but subject to securing the more key of our loanees this year, the nucleus of a side fans can truly rally behind is now in place.
Aided by the younger lads coming through and the potential they hold.
Speaking on Sky Sports’ Soccer Saturday coverage ahead of the game against Crystal Palace at the weekend (27/4 – 2.43pm) pundit Paul Merson believed that Everton and Wolverhampton Wanderers could potentially break the top four next season, if investment was right at the end of the current campaign.
“That’s been Everton for me for the last I don’t know how many years – inconsistency. One minute they’ll be up there and the next minute it’s a five out of ten. It’s a bit like Wolves as well, they do well against the good teams and when it comes against the lesser ones, I don’t know if it’s ‘we’ve just got to turn up,’ but everybody wants to finish the season well and it’ll give them that little bit of faith, the Everton fans to go: ‘You know what, who knows next season?’ These teams now have got a chance of breaking into the top four and I say that because Arsenal, Man United, Chelsea at the moment are dropping back, they’re not going further and further away. You never know, someone’s only got to have a good start next season, put a bit of pressure on and you never know.”
I think that would likely be a step too far too fast for us unless we really pushed the boat when it came to spending, but that would have its own problems in terms of a new raft of players settling in once again, so slow and steady evolution rather than revolution I guess will be our way forward.
At least some are starting to more see the potential at the club now things have begun to click.