Everton supporters in the Transfer Tavern are very much looking ahead to the 2018/19 Premier League season following the appointment of Marco Silva as the new Toffees manager back in May.
The Portuguese boss replaced Sam Allardyce in the Goodison Park hotseat earlier in the summer following the Englishman’s sacking at the end of last season, this all despite leading the Toffees to an eighth place finish in the division. Nonetheless, he came under fire for his style of play and the way he got those results, thus prompting many Everton fans to turn on him and thus welcome the appointment of former Hull City and Watford boss Silva.
As such, there are many excited Toffees supporters around the country ahead of the new season, with several hopeful that their side can indeed challenge for the European spots this term after an underwhelming campaign last time round.
The Merseysiders spent in excess of £100 million last summer in a bid to bridge the gap to the top six, although they actually fell further behind to suggest that even more reinforcements are needed this summer to reel them in, signings that so far haven’t been forthcoming.
And while it’s clear that additions are needed, it’s also imperative that Everton retain some of their most prized assets ahead of the new campaign, as failure to do so would see them take a step back rather than forward in pursuit of the European spots.
In fact, keeping hold of these TWO lynchpins could well see Silva’s side challenging for Europe this season…