Everton fans in the Transfer Tavern are feeling optimistic after Sam Allardyce finally left the club amongst major changes being made by the board.
The ex-England manager replaced Ronald Koeman in November with the club on the verge of a relegation battle. Big Sam steered the club away from danger. Nonetheless, his style of play disappointed the Goodison faithful which made his position untenable. He was axed for former Watford manager, Marco Silva, who was Everton’s first choice before Allardyce was appointed.
Everton also announced that Steve Walsh would leave his role as director of football to be replaced by PSV Eindhoven’s Marcel Brands. Silva and Brands have a massive task on their hands to right the wrongs of last summer and move Everton back into European contention. Cenk Tosun was recruited in January to bolster their forward line and made a decent start to life at Goodison Park. However, they remain short in the forward department.
The answer to their problems is Leicester City forward – Jamie Vardy. The 31-year-old joined the Foxes from Fleetwood Town and played a pivotal part in their heroic Premier League title win in 2016. Since then, Leicester have failed to impress, but Vardy’s form has continued. Valued at £18m by Transfermarkt, he netted 20 Premier League goals last season; the third season in a row he has entered double figures for league strikes.
Vardy is a fantastic finisher and is blessed with blistering pace; he would add another dimension to the Everton attack. Alongside a tall forward in Tosun, it could prove to be a lethal combination for the Toffees.
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