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Sport Grading Everton's Transfer Window

14:15  10 august  2018
14:15  10 august  2018 Source:   readsport.co

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As the clock ran out on Sky Sports News yesterday, it was a pretty good time to be an Everton fan. A ferociously busy deadline day would bring four new arrivals to bless the squad of new boss Marco Silva.

We’ve evaluated all the business conducted by the Toffees, and given them a transfer window grade.

Arrivals

Everton have signed most of FC Barcelona. Left-back Lucas Digne was the first to arrive, and deadline day brought centre-half Yerry Mina on a permanent deal, and midfielder Andre Gomes on loan. All signings of pedigree, and will stand to make the Merseysiders considerably stronger for the upcoming season.

Everton leading race for Ndiaye

  Everton leading race for Ndiaye Everton are in talks to sign Stoke City midfielder Badou Ndiaye, according Stoke on Trent live. Football Insider are reporting that Everton boss Marco Silva is keen sign a defensive midfielder this summer, with the Stoke City man one of his top transfer target. Ndiaye only arrived at Stoke from Galatasary on the final day of the January transfer window in a £14million deal but has been linked with a move away from the club this summer following their relegation from the Premier League. Galatasaray are believed to be keen on taking the Senegal international back to Turkey, but it looks likely that Galatasaray would only be interested in a loan-deal for the player. Newcastle United were also thought to be interested in the 27-year-old midfielder but Everton are now believed to be leading the race for his signature. Ndiaye featured 13 times for Stoke last season, netting two goals for The Potters. Ndiaye started in a pre-season friendly against Wolves last week and is under contract at the Bet 365 Stadium until 2022. However the 27-year-old does have a release clause in his contract, one which is substantially higher than the £14million fee that Stoke paid for him back in January. New Stoke City boss Gary Rowett has had his say on the transfer speculation surrounding Ndiaye. “We know he’s a top player and he will be coveted by a lot of teams across Europe, but he’s our player, he’s under contract with us and ultimately he remains our player. We’ll bring him back in, we’ll work with him.

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A £35 million fee was forked out for Watford’s Richarlison, and the signing of free agent Bernard means Everton fans can look forward to watching the Brazilian duo grace Goodison Park very soon.

The pièce de résistance of Everton’s window however may prove to be the loan signing of Kurt Zouma from Chelsea. Despite being unable to keep Stoke up last season, the physical and intelligent centre-back could find a home in the heart of the defence at Goodison.

Departures

Wayne Rooney’s Everton return didn’t last long, as the veteran jumped ship and headed to Major League Soccer to join D.C. United. Disastrous signing from a year ago Davy Klaassen was also offered a chance to leave for Werder Bremen, and bowed out after a forgettable season.

There were also loan deals secured for Kevin Mirallas, Ashley Williams, and prodigy Henry Onyekuru.

What more could have been done?

Centre forward may be an area of some concern for Evertonians, with Cenk Tosun the only reliable front-man in the squad. Youngster Dominic Calvert-Lewin may see more playing time, with Oumar Niasse and Sandro Ramirez the other options. A new striker could have gone a long way to capping off a near-perfect Everton transfer window.

Final Grade: B+

Talent added across nearly all areas of the pitch, apart from striker. You’ll struggle to find many transfer windows as well-rounded as Everton’s, though.

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Everton may struggle to offload Yannick Bolasie this month due to his wages, with Championship duo Aston Villa and Middlesbrough eyeing the Congo international. The Yorkshire Post report that the player is believed to be a target for both sides after falling out of favour at Goodison Park. Bolasie has been heavily linked with a move away from Everton and with the Premier League window now closed, the Championship has emerged as a possible destination for the former Palace star. Middlesbrough tried to sign the player on a permanent basis during the final day of the transfer window to replace Adama Traore, who joined Wolves. A deal could still happen this summer, but that is likely to require Everton to contribute to a percentage of the player’s wages. With the club trying to offload the winger, it is yet to be seen how interested they would be in such a deal.

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