There is no doubt that change is needed at Goodison Park next season. Indeed, if Marco Silva is to make a real stamp on Everton history in a positive way, he has to look towards the board for help. Clearly, a lot of money has been wasted over the last few years, but the investment cannot stop.
Fans have been on an emotional rollercoaster this season at Goodison, that’s for sure. With results going up and down, literally no one knows what the Toffees will do next. Perhaps that hints at a building process more than anything but it’s fair to say the team have been far from wholly convincing.
However, through all the unease, last weekend proved to be one hell of a performance from the squad, and after battering Chelsea 2-0, is it finally time to look onwards and upwards to what can be a successful spell for the Portuguese in charge?
We are going to look at a couple of requests that the 41-year-old should ask the board for, in order to truly begin a new era at Everton.
Make loan deals permanent
After a busy summer of predominantly loan deals last year, Marco Silva should look to go one better this summer and push to make them permanent. Andre Gomes and Kurt Zouma have been two of the most standout players within the Everton side this season, at times pulling the team through games where they have looked below par.
Should Silva manage to sign these two players on long term contracts, it would bring a sense of stability within the side, knowing that there isn’t a huge need to go out and look for new quality players in these positions.
It would be huge for the Toffees’ future if he were to secure two of their most consistent performers in the Premier League.
Address the striker issue
Since joining from Besiktas, Cenk Tosun has not been the striker to replace the on fire Romelu Lukaku. With such high hopes, the Turkish attacker has struggled and, in turn, has left Silva struggling with who to pick up front.
It can be argued that Dominic Calvert-Lewin isn’t experienced enough just yet to hack a full Premier League season as the main hitman, as well as noting that Richarlison isn’t an out and out striker and can not be relied on when it comes down to scoring all the goals.
Silva must look to the market in order to find someone who can help Everton put the ball in the back of the net week in, week out and have the same effect that Lukaku did a few years ago.
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