Everton fans will be forced to switch their attention from the Premier League to the international fixtures.
The football season gears up for the first international break of the new campaign with 13 Everton players called up to their country. England’s World Cup hero, Jordan Pickford, should start for the Three Lions against Spain in the UEFA Nations League while Seamus Coleman was in action as the Republic of Ireland were soundly beaten by Wales. Everton fans will also be keeping a close eye on Richarlison who was called up to Tite’s Brazil squad for fixtures against the USA and El Salvador.
Much was made of Marco Silva’s decision to spend £40m to sign the Brazilian winger from former side Watford in the summer. However, three goals in his opening three games for the Toffees has quickly eased fears that Richarlison would be a flop. The 21-year-old will be hoping to continue his excellent start when his suspension ends.
With Everton having success raiding Watford, the Toffees should return in January to try to poach Hornets midfielder – Roberto Pereyra. Valued at £9m by Transfermarkt, the Argentina international made the shock move to Vicarage Road from Juventus back in 2016 and has finally found his feet in the Premier League. He made 26 appearances last season, scoring five and assisting two.
The 27-year-old has been key to Watford’s terrific start to the season under Javi Gracia, scoring three goals in just four appearances, helping the Hornets win all four of their opening fixtures to sit alongside Liverpool and Chelsea at the top of the table. If Pereyra continues his impressive form, Everton should definitely launch a bid in January.
Landing the playmaker would ease the creative burden on the shoulders of Glyfi Sigurdsson and add another dimension to the Toffees attack. He wouldn’t be cheap, but signing Pereyra could prove to be another Silva masterstroke.
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