The arrival of Marco Silva at Everton has ushered in a new brand of football which the supporters are already beginning to warm to, and the summer signings completed in recent weeks should help the new manager to install his philosophy.
The fruits of Silva’s labour on the training ground are already beginning to manifest themselves in Everton’s performances, with the likes of Gylfi Sigurdsson, Theo Walcott and new boy Richarlison linking up dangerously in the final-third.
Everton’s £40 million man was written off by plenty of onlookers after completing a high-profile switch from Watford, but 3 goals from his opening 2 fixtures have firmly silenced his doubters.
And whilst the fee must be considered in the context of the current economic climate, it must also be considered alongside the outgoing deals which Everton may complete before the end of August.
According to Sky Sports, Everton are entertaining the possibility of completing a significant sale before the German window slams shut by offloading Ademola Lookman to RB Leipzig.
The report claims that the Toffees have slapped a £28 million price-tag on his head after the Bundesliga outfit tabled a bid worth £22 million on Monday.
Whether Leipzig will be willing to meet Everton’s demands before the deadline remains to be seen, but if they eventually decide to part with almost £30 million to secure Lookman’s services there is no doubt the Merseyside club will have completed an excellent piece of business.
Although Richarlison is already proving that he has the potential to live up to his enormous price-tag, there is no doubt that his arrival was financially straining for Everton, but that strain will almost immediately be lifted if they can recoup £28 million and make a net loss of just £12 million over the two deals.
Considering Lookman and Richarlison are both right-footed players who prefer to cut in from the left-wing, it’s fair to say that first-team opportunities are likely to be limited for the 20-year-old England youth international this season.
With that to consider, a switch to Leipzig would suit all parties concerned, so Everton should do everything in their power to bring in £28 million from Lookman’s sale and recoup a huge portion of the money they spent on Watford’s crown jewel.
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