Everton: 3 positions Frank Lampard will look to strengthen in the summer transfer window

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Allan is rumoured to leave Everton

2. Holding midfielder

When Frank Lampard took over at Everton in January, the Englishman had requested for a No.6 in the culminating stages of the winter transfer window. Sadly, the time was too less and the options on the table were too expensive and the Toffees didn’t manage to sign a holding midfielder.

With Fabian Delph likely to depart upon his contract expiry and Allan also linked with a move away from Goodison Park. The Toffees are in desperate need for a holding midfielder. Often, when Everton lined up in a midfield two, they were overrun.

Having an efficient holding midfielder eliminates the risk of exposing the defence to a certain extent because he will always be there to protect the rearguard. The Toffees have been linked with various names: Joao Palhinha and Cheick Doucoure but so far they just seem to be paper talk and nothing concrete.

Jean-Philippe Gbamin had a successful loan spell at CSKA Moscow where he managed to keep himself fit and play nine 90 minute games out of 11. So far there are no indications if Lampard will trust Gbamin or not but a decision over Gbamin’s future will also be made soon.

For long Everton struggled to replace Idrissa Gueye. Their struggles in midfield have been glaringly evident and the temporary fixes only work for a certain time. The Toffees cannot continue fitting square pegs in round holes.

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