While things have been suspiciously quiet at Anfield this summer, the blue half of Merseyside has been getting down to business in recent days.
Everton look to have secured the signing of Juventus’ young striker Moise Kean while the club’s impressive midfielder Idrissa Gueye has departed for Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint Germain.
Gueye, 29, completed his medical in Paris earlier this week and leaves Everton after three years at Goodison Park. He had formed a successful partnership at the base of the midfield with Andre Gomes for The Toffees last season.
Everton signed Gomes on a permanent deal already this summer but the Portuguese player will now have to work in tandem with another midfielder in Gueye’s absence.
Moise Kean’s upcoming arrival later this week has got the Everton fans very excited, however.
The 19-year-old Italian scored six Serie A goals for Juventus last season, having made just 13 appearances, of which, only five were starts.
Everton also signed Fabian Delph from Manchester City recently. The former Aston Villa star could be the man tasked with replacing Idrissa Gueye in midfield.
Marco Silva and his backroom team have gone quietly about their business but seem to be strengthening in all the right areas – Kean’s signature, in particular, seems to be a statement of intent from The Toffees.
The deadwood Everton have gotten rid of includes Phil Jagielka, Jonjoe Kenny (loan), Nikola Vlasic and Ademola Lookman.
Jonas Lossl was brought in from Huddersfield Town to add further depth in the goalkeeping department.
Taking all new signings and outgoing transfers into account, Everton’s strongest eleven for 2019/20 could look something like this:
Goalkeeper - Jordan Pickford
Defence - Seamus Coleman, Michael Keane, Yerry Mina, Lucas Digne
Midfield - Fabian Delph, Andre Gomes, Theo Walcott, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Richarlison
Striker - Moise Kean
Richarlison and Moise Kean have the potential to form a deadly working partnership with the Brazilian coming in from the left to support Kean at every opportunity.
Theo Walcott has failed to impress at Everton so far so he will be eager to set things straight next season.
Gylfi Sigurdsson’s creativity from the ’10′ role will be vital for The Toffees as always. With a striker who has the strength and pace of Kean ahead of him, Sigurdsson could be in for one of his best season’s ever in terms of assists.
The back four is pretty straightforward now that Kurt Zouma has returned to Chelsea after his loan.
Silva will be hoping Delph and Kean can settle quickly into the side and Everton hit the ground running when the Premier League kicks off in under two weeks.
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