Everton fans in the Transfer Tavern have seen their side’s season peter out in recent weeks.
And although it has been a successful season for the blue half of Merseyside, the hope will be that the Toffees can really push for a top four place next season which will see the club enter the enchanted land of the Champions League.
Whether or not Ronald Koeman is at the helm to lead that challenge is a different story and one that frustrates the Evertonians in the Tavern.
The Dutchman’s failure to play down speculation that he is interested in the Barcelona job has really seemed to distract his side is the last few weeks of the season, and our landlord believes alarm bells are ringing among the Everton hierarchy who realise they probably have a maximum of two seasons left with Koeman at the helm of their club.
Of course, a lot can be achieved in two years at a football club, but our landlord believes the Toffees need to be active in the summer transfer window in order to get a move on.
With speculation around the futures of Ross Barkley and Romelu Lukaku brewing, the desire to bring in a striker and a midfielder to Goodison Park is huge among the Toffees in the Tavern.
The common thought is that if this type of player is not bought it to replace the duo, they should be signed to take the pressure of their performances.
As always the Everton fans in the Tavern know who they’d like to see join their club, so here is the STRIKER and the MIDFIELDER they feel their club need to sign in the summer….