Everton have one of the most expensively assembled squads in Europe’s top five leagues, according to data released today.
CEIS Football Observatory say the Blues have spent €363million in transfer fees in order to build their current squad.
It’s Monday morning, but for once you Evertonians can rejoice: the Blues moved within touching distance of seventh after Saturday’s win over Crystal Palace!
I also got on the bus for free today, and I’m working with the splendid Adam Jones (an Evertonian, too), so this week is looking up already.
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A rather over-egged attempt to shove Yohan Cabaye’s long-range effort wide was the only time he was called upon in the first half but was far more convincing after the break when he flung himself across goal to keep out a powerful header from Alexander Sorloth that was heading into the corner. Got a hand on the penalty.
Sam Allardyce is ready to start planning for next season.
The Everton boss says once his side have reached 40 points and the threat of relegation is removed then he will begin looking towards next term.
Allardyce replaced Ronald Koeman in November and signed an 18 month deal at Goodison.
Everton are ready to ditch £30million defender Michael Keane as the Goodison Park hierarchy turn up the heat on the club’s recruitment department claim The People.
The report reckons that Sam Allardyce will listen to offers for the ex-Manchester United man but knows the Blues may have to take a big financial hit.