Everton did some very promising business in the transfer market this summer with their first recruit of the window Richarlison already looking like a smart purchase.
The Brazilian netted twice against Wolves in the 2-2 draw played out at Molineux in the Premier League last weekend and looks to have completely rejuvenated Everton’s attack.
Richarlison was later joined by Lucas Digne, Bernard, Yerry Mina, Andre Gomes and Kurt Zouma at Goodison Park to the delight of fans from the blue half of Merseyside.
However, the Toffees could have perhaps done with adding some more firepower up front and while there were links to strikers such as Porto’s Moussa Marega (via Daily Mirror), nothing ever came close to materialising.
With Oumar Niasse and Dominic Calvert-Lewin the ones expected to provide cover for Cenk Tosun, we asked Everton supporters would manager Marco Silva regret not signing a striker, with 61% of voters believing no.
39% of Toffees fans, though, have concerns going into the season without a new forward, and their fears are understandable.
While the likes of Richarlison and Bernard are exciting additions, should for any reason Everton have to rely on either Niasse or Calvert-Lewin to lead their line for an extended period, it could damage whatever aspirations they had for the season.
Nor Niasse or Calvert-Lewin have ever looked like capable, consistent goalscorers and, ultimately, just do not seem like efficient enough cover for Tosun.
Much of the Everton faithful, however, do not agree and seem completely satisfied with their club’s transfer activity, which is reasonable given the players that have been brought in.