The Everton fans in the Transfer Tavern are hoping their new manager will bring plenty of quality to the club this summer to ensure they improve on their most recent campaign, but recent reports suggest Marco Silva is set to make a huge mistake.
According to a recent report from The Sun, Silva is monitoring the situation of William Carvalho this summer as the 26-year-old reportedly wants to cancel his contract with Sporting Lisbon following a training ground incident involving the club’s supporters. Silva’s interest in signing Carvalho is perfectly understandable considering the pair used to work together when Everton’s new boss was in charge of Sporting, but he should avoid any sentimental feelings and abandon his pursuit this summer.
The Portugal international (valued at £22.5 million by Transfermarkt) is a defensive midfielder by trade and captained his club last season, but with Idrissa Gueye, Tom Davies and Morgan Schneiderlin all available for Silva to chose from, bringing Carvalho to Goodison Park is far from a necessity this summer.
With that being said, the Everton hierarchy should work in conjunction with one another to focus on improving their options in wide positions and at centre-back where they are crying out for a born leader to slot into defence.
Although Carvalho could eventually become available on a free transfer, Everton would be wise to abandon their pursuit of the anchor man and maximise their wage budget on players that would solve problems which currently exist within the squad.
Silva has a huge task ahead of him next season and the decisions he makes this summer will undoubtedly influence the extent to which he improves his new club.
Signing a defensive midfield player with no experience in the Premier League when Silva already has plenty of quality options to chose from would certainly represent a sideways move from Everton, so they should abandon their pursuit before they make a foolish mistake in the transfer market.
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