Everton supporters have been significantly more buoyant in the Transfer Tavern in recent times after seeing their side win four of their five games under new manager Sam Allardyce, setting them up perfectly for the visit of Premier League champions Chelsea on Saturday.
The former England boss replaced the sacked Ronald Koeman on November 30 and has since overseen a five-match unbeaten run in the Goodison Park hotseat, with four wins in that time over West Ham, Huddersfield Town, Newcastle United, and Swansea City propelling the Toffees up to ninth in the Premier League table. And that run of form will give them plenty of confidence ahead of the visit of Antonio Conte’s Chelsea on Saturday, with the Blues making the trip to Merseyside having lost just one of their last ten Premier League matches.
Consequently, there are many upbeat Evertonians in the Tavern at the moment, several of whom are also relishing the upcoming January transfer window, and thus what players could be making the move to their side ahead of the second half of the season.
And one man who has been linked with a move to Goodison Park recently is Crystal Palace defender James Tomkins, who of course worked with Allardyce both at Selhurst Park earlier this year, and indeed West Ham between 2011 and 2015.
And the 63-year-old is reportedly seeking a reunion with the 28-year-old on Merseyside in January, but the Everton chief should forget about a move for Tomkins, and instead focus his energy on sealing a deal for one of these TWO centre-backs instead…
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