Under majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri, previous Everton managers Sam Allardyce and Ronald Koeman have been heavily backed in transfer windows.
Yet, at times, it feels like the Toffees have regressed as a team. With the gap between themselves and the Premier League elite only growing bigger, Moshiri has decided to replace Allardyce – who succeeded Koeman – with Marco Silva. Simply chopping and changing head coach, though, will not solve all of Everton’s woes.
Player recruitment has to be better, which is why Steve Walsh was sacked as Director of Football and replaced by Marcel Brands. If the former PSV Eindhoven man wants to succeed where Walsh failed, then players like the £23.4m-rated (via Transfermarkt) Yacine Brahimi should be signed.
Brahimi has been targeted by the club in the past, as reported by the Guardian, and talkSPORT believe the Toffees could reignite their interest in the Algerian winger. Brahimi is one of Porto’s most dangerous forwards and would be the kind of player who could elevate Everton to the next level.
If Theo Walcott can finally add some consistency to his game, with Brahimi on the other flank, Everton could deploy an attack that would give most Premier League defences nightmares.
Overall, in the offensive positions, Everton certainly have good options. On top of Walcott, Gylfi Sigurdsson and striker Cenk Tosun are efficient players, while Ademola Lookman has plenty to offer if he’s kept at the club.
Nonetheless, Brahimi would be a brilliant addition to the squad and should be pursued by Brands if a deal is possible.