Everton fans in the Transfer Tavern will be preparing themselves for change during the summer as the club looks towards their summer plans for transfer activity.
The Toffees appear to have secured Premier League football next year, despite the abysmal start under Ronald Koeman and the locals would have been hoping for new additions to help achieve their aims of European football.
However, according to reports by the Liverpool Echo, Sam Allardyce is more concerned with offloading a number of players to make his squad smaller, rather than procuring new talent for the Goodison Park outfit, stating around 13 men could leave.
“There’s no doubt that at 38 professionals it’s too many,” he told the Liverpool Echo.
“We need to reduce that number of players to 25, 26 or 27 and try and get better quality rather than quantity.
“We want quality in certain areas – but we have to give great praise to our young players who we have played more than anyone else in the Premier League.”
A number of the players that could depart from Goodison Park could be the failed signings Koeman made last summer, with the likes of Sandro Ramirez and Davvy Klaassen all having a tough time with the Toffees. As you can imagine, after a difficult time of things this season, the punters propping up our bar wouldn’t mind seeing an awful lot of their flops heading for the exits.
The Everton locals in the Tavern will be pleased with the decision to offload a number of players from a huge squad, whilst Allardyce also seems keen to give youth a chance in the big games. However, a number of punters will be concerned that the club are not looking to bring many additions in, with a number of fans believing the side will need reinforcements.
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