Everton fans in the Transfer Tavern are thoroughly enjoying the World Cup in Russia but are starting to get anxious over the lack of transfer activity.
New boss Marco Silva is yet to a make a signing since taking over from Sam Allardyce. New director of football, Marcel Brands, stressed the club must sell before they buy meaning our punters may have to wait until the World Cup is over. There is plenty of work to be done if the duo are to return Everton to the top four.
Signing a new left winger will be high on Silva’s wish list this summer as he looks to bolster his attack. Yannick Bolasie has failed to impress since returning from injury, and his exit could pave the way for a new signing at Goodison. Hirving Lozano has been targeted, but his impressive performances with Mexico will make competition for his signature fierce.
Instead, Everton should attempt to lure Borussia Dortmund forward – Andriy Yarmolenko – to the Premier League. Valued at £20.7m by Transfermarkt, Everton were interested in the Ukrainian during his time with Dynamo Kyiv, he ultimately chose to move to Germany. However, the move has not gone to play due to injury and Dortmund could be ready to cut their losses.
Yarmolenko made 36 appearances in all competitions, scoring ten goals and creating nine for his team-mates. The 28-year-old is blessed with tremendous pace and trickery to give defenders headaches. He would be a serious upgrade on Bolasie that would put Everton back into European contention.
Everton fans, thoughts?