Marco Silva has yet to make his first venture into the transfer market this summer, but with speculation beginning to intensify regarding a handful of potential targets, it seems an influx of new players could be looming on the horizon.
Whilst Manuel Pellegrini has been busy revamping the West Ham squad with a multitude of big-money signings, Silva has been biding his time in the transfer market before splashing the cash. Whether Silva has a significant level of funding to put towards the acquisition of new players remains to be seen, as Everton embarked on a spending spree of their own last season.
Much to the dismay of the Everton supporters, the new signings failed to produce the standard of aesthetically pleasing football they were craving, but Silva’s influence at the club could serve to change that.
Everton were consistently blunt and toothless in the final-third as Dominic Calvert-Lewin struggled at the spearhead of the attack during the first-half of the season.
The arrival of Cenk Tosun took the pressure off the England youth international and provided the club with a natural goalscorer who impressed in his opening few months without taking the league by storm.
But the early signs of Tosun’s form are certainly positive for the club, and with the right players around him he could certainly blossom into a 15-goal per season Premier League striker.
Silva will need to dip into the transfer market to sign at least two new attacking wide players in order to make that happen, especially now that Yannick Bolasie seems destined to depart for Fenerbahce on a season-long loan deal.
With that in mind, here’s what Everton’s front-three could look like next season if Silva is successful in the transfer market…