The Everton fans are feeling content in the Transfer Tavern after their side all but secured their place in the Premier League next season after reaching the 40-point mark.
The resident Toffees have been rather disappointed by their side’s season so far, but they are pleased that they have managed to steer clear of a relegation battle after their early season form suggested their top-flight status was in jeopardy. Now that they have reached the 40-point mark with 7 fixtures still to spare, the supporters are looking to the future and looking to identify ways in which they can improve next season.
There is no doubt that the club would benefit from improvements in a variety of positions, but their attacking line-up appears in particularly urgent need of attention due to the lack of depth available to Sam Allardyce. In wide positions, Allardyce only has Theo Walcott and Yannick Bolasie to chose from, so clearly that is an area of focus for the club to prioritise during the transfer window.
According to The Sun, Brighton and Bournemouth are both interested in signing Scott Sinclair (valued at £4.05 million by Transfermarkt) from Celtic in the summer window due to his brilliant performances for the Scottish champions during his near-two year spell in the SPFL. However, Sinclair’s record during his time with The Hoops suggests Everton should join the race to sign him. Sinclair has scored 45 goals and provided 26 assists from just 95 appearances since switching from Aston Villa in August 2016 – a record which suggests he has significantly improved since he left English football.
Of course, it must be considered that the standard of Scottish football is a level below English football, but that does not automatically suggest that Sinclair would not be able to succeed upon his return to the Premier League. At 29-years-old, Sinclair is likely to fancy one last chance to prove himself before he calls time on his career, and considering Everton are short of attacking talent in wide-positions, he appears to be a perfect match for The Toffees.
Sinclair’s combination of pace, trickery and dribbling which he regularly taunts defenders within Scottish football would be a valuable weapon for Everton in the Premier League if they manage to secure his signature this summer, and considering the extent of his development during the last two seasons, they would be foolish not to take a gamble on the former Manchester City talent this summer.
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