Everton have already recently added Amadou Onana to their midfield and the powerful Belgian made his Premier League debut last weekend in the 2-1 loss at Aston Villa.
And, while the saga of Idrissa Gueye’s return to Goodison Park has dragged out almost interminably, it does now appear that the deal is finally edging closer to completion.
If the Toffees’ can finally conclude his return to England, then together with Onana, the returning Tom Davies, Allan and a revitalised Alex Iwobi, I think Everton have enough options in the middle of the park, even with Abdoulaye Doucoure’s injury problems.
The obvious overwhelming priority in what remains of this transfer window is to get some attacking and goalscoring firepower in, preferably before the Blues’ take on Nottingham Forest on Saturday.
The absence of Dominic Calvert-Lewin and no replacement who can offer any real goal threat, has seriously undermined the start of Everton’s season.
So, it’s critically important that Everton get at least one if not two forwards in asap, although it now doesn’t look likely to happen before the Forest game.
We’re still waiting for any solid movement on this front despite the ever-expanding list of forward names being linked to a move to Merseyside.
The latest is Ben Brereton Diaz of Blackburn Rovers. French side Nice have made a bid for him but the Toffees’ are also supposedly in the hunt for the player.
However, despite the pressing, desperate need for strikers, this story claims the club are still looking at more midfielders!
Hopefully, this is simply just media talk because I can’t see bringing in a young relatively unproven midfield player at Premier League level is any sort of priority at the moment.
To be honest, I’m becoming increasingly frustrated with all these scatter-gun rumours linking Everton with almost every forward the media can seemingly think of.
Surely, Frank Lampard and Kevin Thelwell has to just identify someone and pull out all the stops to get a deal over the line. Because, without some goal threat I can’t see this team picking up any points, no matter how solid the defence is or strong the midfield.