Journalist Fabrizio Romano has shared an update regarding Everton’s plans for the upcoming January transfer window.
The Lowdown: Everton’s season so far
After bringing in numerous new players during the previous summer transfer window, the Toffees have had a difficult start to their season.
With 15 games played, Everton have won three of them, drawn five and lost seven, leaving them with 14 points on the board in 17th place.
With the January window close to opening, the club recently revealed that Salomon Rondon will be leaving Goodison Park after mutually deciding to terminate his contract.
The Latest: Romano’s update
In a recent Twitter post following the announcement of Rondon’s contract being terminated, Romano had this to say on Everton’s plans for the January window.
He said: “Everton are now exploring the strikers market after terminating S. Rondon’s contract. Talks will take place in the next days and weeks, they were among 4 clubs interested in [Matheus] Cunha. #EFC Meanwhile, [Alex] Iwobi is expected to sign new long term contract soon.”
The Verdict: Everton need a striker
Now that the Toffees have got rid of Rondon, it’s understandable why they would now be looking to get another striker in the door next month.
Bearing in mind how only three clubs have a lower rate of shots at goal per 90 minutes (10.47) than Everton this season, it’s clear that adding some extra attacking reinforcements should be one of Frank Lampard’s top priorities for January.
In addition to that, the significant injury record of Dominic Calvert-Lewin would also be another reason why signing another striker would be a smart move for the Toffees.
Moving forward, the best thing Everton can do in January is to sign a suitable striker as soon as they can and hope they can hit the ground running in terms of scoring goals and helping the team secure wins that can move them away from the relegation zone.
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