Sport Silva hoping to profit from Everton's spending power

21:25  10 august  2018
21:25  10 august  2018 Source:   goal.com

Pickford wants Europe in Silva's first Everton season

  Pickford wants Europe in Silva's first Everton season Everton should be fighting for the European places in 2018-19, according to goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.Jordan Pickford has challenged Everton to seal a European spot in Marco Silva's first season in charge.

• Yerry Mina, Bernard, and André Gomes added by Marco Silva • Kurt Zouma could yet be confirmed on loan. The fee represents a healthy profit for the Spanish champions, who signed Mina from Palmeiras for € His arrival takes Everton ’ s spend on permanent transfers this summer to £86m.

New Everton boss Marco Silva hopes to build a "great connection" between the players and fans after being confirmed as Toffees boss on a three-year deal. The former Sporting Lisbon and Olympiakos boss spent four months at Hull in 2017 but left after they were relegated from the Premier League.

jordanpickford-cropped: Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford © Provided by Goal Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford

Marco Silva has defended Everton's activity in the transfer market, citing Jordan Pickford as an example of how the club can be rewarded for their willingness to spend big.

For the second consecutive close season, the Toffees forked out sizeable fees to bring in new players, with the arrival of Richarlison in a reported £40million switch from Watford raising eyebrows.

But Silva is pleased that Everton have spent the money required to improve the squad and now hopes that, like goalkeeper Pickford - a £30m recruit from Sunderland, the new additions can show their quality at Goodison Park.

Pickford aims for European spot for Everton in Silva's first season

  Pickford aims for European spot for Everton in Silva's first season The England goalkeeper is aiming for a place in the top six to prove they are going in the right direction in 2018-19Jordan Pickford has challenged Everton to seal a European spot in Marco Silva's first season in charge.

Marco Silva is tasked with rebuilding Everton ’ s identity and the connection with its fans. Nor did they expect a seriously flawed squad to become the great entertainers. They did hope , however, for some sort of style, identity or a modicum of entertainment to develop.

Bernard says the chance to join a “great club with great tradition” and the influential words of Marco Silva convinced him to sign a four-year contract with Everton to the end of June 2022. The gifted Brazil attacker won three league championships and three Ukranian Cups in five seasons with Shakhtar

"I can talk about one year ago when we took Jordan Pickford and everyone was talking in that moment," Silva told a news conference. "Now, nobody doubts his value. It's the value the club had to pay to take him here.

"With football and the market now, it's really difficult. When you believe in one player to improve the squad, you have to do everything that is possible for us as a club to sign these players.

"If the player performs well and helps us to achieve our goals, nobody will speak about the price of the player."

The new Everton boss was unwilling to entertain talk of a potential top-six challenge, however, insisting his aim is just to help the players thrive.

"The expectations? It is normal at a club like Everton. We want to win every game, do everything that we can to win our matches, and at the end we'll see our position," Silva said.

"I think everybody knows what our goal is, what we have to do here. Now is the moment to give time to these players, to work hard and to support them to do well."

Marco Silva defends the fee spent on Richarlison .
Everton boss Marco Silva has defended summer signing Richarlison’s price tag, describing the player as an “investment” into the club’s future. The Brazilian joined the Toffees from Watford, Silva’s former club, in July for £35m with additional bonuses. Richarlison has settled into life at Goodison Park quickly, with three Premier League goals in his first two games, including a brace on the club’s opening day fixture against Wolves. Silva has likened the capture to one of the club’s big-money signings from last summer, Jordan Pickford, in that a lot of people are talking about his transfer price in a negative fashion. As quoted by The Independent, the former Hull boss has hit back at Richarlison’s critics, claiming that he feels as though “people speak about his fee because it is their job to speak”. “I don’t know what happened last season, but when our club signed Jordan (Pickford), for sure everybody speaks in the same way. Everybody says it is too much money, this kind of thing and now he is the number one of the national team and nobody, nobody, talks more about his value in the market.” Richarlison will be hoping to continue performing in Everton’s first-team after getting off to the perfect start on Merseyside.

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