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Sport Silva defends big-spending Everton after another busy summer

23:35  10 august  2018
23:35  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.

Claude Puel managed to turn things round after taking the reins from Craig Shakespeare last October and he'll be hoping to continue that work in the upcoming season. Silva defends big - spending Everton after another busy summer .

Fellow new signing Jorginho will wear No.5 in his debut Blues season after completing a move from Napoli, and Real Madrid loanee Mateo Kovacic takes No.17. Sevilla reach agreement to sign Andre Silva on loan.

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 £40 million ($53m) 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.

The Portugal forward moved to San Siro last summer , but failed to establish himself as Milan endured yet another mediocre Serie A season in 2017-18. Now both those questions appear to have been answered, as Silva gears up for a new challenge in Spain and the chance to start again after last

Pep Guardiola has defended Manchester City's summer spending ( Getty ). Silva , the playmaker also signed from Monaco in a deal worth £43m, has looked promising in his two substitute appearances so far, but Mendy has yet to play after suffering a Try another . or register with your social account.

"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."

Silva hopeful of swift Schneiderlin return .
Morgan Schneiderlin could hand Everton and Marco Silva a huge boost with the latter hopeful the player’s injury is not too serious. As reported by the Liverpool Echo, Silva explains that what is believed to be a muscle injury for the Frenchman, only appears to be a ‘small problem’. “It is still really early to say anymore about that but it looks a small problem in his muscle but we have to wait a few more hours to be right about it.” The midfielder was forced off during the first half against Southampton over the weekend and was replaced by Tom Davies. Schneiderlin has impressed during the early stages of Marco Silva’s time at the club, playing a big role in the middle of the park. Silva will be hoping to have Schneiderlin back in time for the trip to Bournemouth at the weekend. Everton will be looking to make it two wins from three as they face Eddie Howe’s men, who themselves will come into the game full of confidence after beating West Ham.

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