Football is mathematics
Favourites English> Settings>
Close[X]

My Leagues

Other Leagues

Everton take a logical approach to the transfer market in 2021

21 July 2021 | Premier League | Opinion
600
Everton take a logical approach to the transfer market in 2021
blues4ever / Shutterstock.com

The global pandemic has hit most football clubs and not many are going into the transfer market to splash the cash this summer. Most clubs are taking a cautious approach to their summer business.

One club that has been highly active in the last few days in the transfer market is Everton. New head coach Rafa Benitez and director of football Marcel Brands have been busy identifying weaknesses within the squad.

The Toffees have already signed winger Andros Townsend and goalkeeper Asmir Begovic on free transfers after their contracts expired at Crystal Palace and Bournemouth respectively.

Reports suggest that the Merseysider’s are also set to bring in winger Demarai Gray from Bayer Leverkusen for a fee of around £1.5m.

While on paper those signings may not be the most exciting, they are moves with solid logic behind them. The Merseysider’s didn’t have an experienced backup goalkeeper before the arrival of Begovic, who at 34 has major experience.

The signings of Townsend and Gray will solve another problem for Everton, as they lacked pace and wide men last season. Their arrivals give new head coach Rafa Benitez more attacking options. Everton have added much-needed depth to their squad for next to nothing, which looks to be a good move.

The Merseysider’s are reportedly walking a dangerous tightrope when it comes to FFP after years of overspending on big wages and transfer fees.

They cannot afford to splash out cash without player exits. Brazilian attacking midfielder Bernard is set to leave, while youngster Moise Kean is constantly linked with moves away from the club. Colombian star James Rodriguez is also reportedly looking to move on after Carlo Ancelotti’s exit.

If the club can recoup some cash from sales, then no doubt they will add more quality to their squad.

While some Evertonian’s may be underwhelmed at the club's activity so far, maybe the logical approach this summer was what the club needed to get their books back into order.

Premier League
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1
Arsenal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2
Aston Villa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3
Brentford 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4
Brighton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5
Burnley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6
Chelsea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7
Crystal Palace 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8
Everton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9
Leeds United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10
Leicester City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11
Liverpool 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12
Manchester City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13
Manchester United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14
Newcastle United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15
Norwich City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16
Southampton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17
Tottenham 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18
Watford 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19
West Ham 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20
Wolverhampton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Top trends

All trends