Marco Silva’s summer spending spree and influx of new ideas have had the desired effect so far as Everton bid to break the mould in the Premier League by finishing inside the top-6.
There appears to be an unassailable gulf in class between the established top-6 clubs and the rest of the Premier League, but if anyone is likely to break it then it’s Everton.
Silva’s arrival at Goodison Park has served to strengthen that commonly accepted notion, and the arrival of the likes of Richarlison, Yerry Mina and Beranrd have added an extra source of optimism for the supporters.
But it is likely to take more than one positive transfer window for Everton to achieve their top-6 ambition, so Silva will need to ensure his scouting team are keeping tabs on a handful of players who possess the star quality which will be needed to take the Toffees to the next level.
And one player who should certainly be on Everton’s radar this season is Liverpool’s former Spanish playmaker Suso.
Suso was widely tipped to become a future Liverpool star when he was coming through the ranks at Anfield, but Brendan Rodgers didn’t appear to share the same enthusiasm for his ability that the supporters had.
AC Milan came calling for his services and a measly figure of just £1.2 million was enough for the Italian giants to secure his signature. The 24-year-old hasn’t looked back since he moved to Italy.
Whilst predominantly operating in a right-wing position where he tends to cut inside onto his favoured left-foot, Suso has managed to score 15 goals and provide 27 assists from 95 appearances for the Rossoneri.
But the statistics cannot reveal the transformative impact Suso would have on Everton’s midfield, as his silky ability to slalom through defences with his low-centre of gravity and incisive eye for a through-ball would stimulate improvement throughout the squad.
Suso’s style of play is well-aligned with exactly what Silva is attempting to bring to the club and, although he would undoubtedly command a fee totalling approximately 30x what Milan paid to sign him from Liverpool, his arrival would represent a huge step forward in Everon’s bid to challenge the status quo in English football.
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