Everton progressed the next round of the FA Cup at the weekend with a narrow 2-1 victory over Lincoln City at Goodison Park.
Goals from Ademola Lookman and Bernard secured victory for the Blues against the League Two minnows – their first win at home since the end of November. The win was far from convincing leaving Marco Silva will plenty of questions to answer following a run of just one win from eight Premier League games. Luckily for the former Watford boss, the January transfer window is officially open.
The Toffees are in desperate need of some new faces to get their season back on track. After a summer of lavish spending, it remains to be seen how much money Silva will have to bolster his ranks. The Portuguese could be forced to wait until summer to add to his current crop of players.
One man who should be on his shortlist is Tottenham dynamo – Victor Wanyama. Valued at £22.5m by Transfermarkt, the Kenya international has been plagued by injuries in recent seasons and is expected to leave the club in the near future. His agent seemingly ruled out a January exit but hinted that a summer switch in search of more first-team football was extremely likely.
Everton look a different side without Idrissa Gueye in the team and Wanyama would go a long way to replacing the muscle he adds in the engine room. The 27-year-old was one of the finest defensive midfielders in the division during his time with the Saints but failed to nail down a first-team role under Pochettino. Moving to Merseyside could be just what the former Celtic man needs to rediscover his best form.
With James McCarthy’s Everton career seemingly coming to an end, Wanyama would be an excellent replacement.
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