Everton fans in the Transfer Tavern were delighted to watch Jordan Pickford’s heroics during England’s World Cup last 16 tie against Colombia.
The Toffees goalkeeper made a world-class save in stoppage time to keep the Three Lions in the game. With the scores even, a dreaded penalty shootout ensued. And it was Pickford who was the hero; his save allowing Eric Dier to slot home the winning spot-kick.
While our regulars are delighted to see their stopper performing well, they are concerned with the lack of transfer activity at Goodison Park. Last summer’s failures in the transfer market means new boss Marco Silva must sell to buy this summer. Adding a new centre-back will be a priority.
The perfect signing could be Barcelona defender – Yerry Mina. Valued at £8.1m by Transfermarkt, the defender impressed for Colombia at the World Cup and scored the equaliser against England which was his third goal in three appearances. He would be the ideal partner for Michael Keane in the Everton back line.
He isn’t a pacey defender but is supremely confident bringing the ball out of defence. His style of play will fit right into Silva’s philosophy making him the perfect fit. Mina is also a threat at set-pieces, something Everton haven’t had since Joleon Lescott.
The 23-year-old was signed by Barcelona after emerging as one of the top prospects in Brazil. His time in Spain has not gone to plan meaning he could be shipped out on loan to aid his development. If he can recreate his World Cup performances at Goodison Park, he will prove to be a great signing.
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