As the new Premier League season approaches, Everton’s manager, Sean Dyche, is focused on achieving a balanced squad, although he hasn’t specified an exact number of new players to be brought to the club this summer, relays the GN. The Merseyside outfit is set to kick off their season on Saturday (12 August) against Fulham at Goodison Park.
In a recent pre-match press conference, Dyche discussed the challenges and rebalancing efforts facing the team. He stated, “There are challenges, that’s been apparent. We’ve been linked with many, that’s always the case. There isn’t really an exact number but I think I’ve spoken before that there was a big imbalance in the squad, too many players in certain positions, so we’re having to rebalance, and we’ve somewhat done that.”
He emphasized the importance of finding the right balance within the squad and ensuring that new players can fill the required positions effectively. Dyche explained, “We need to find that balance, so the players that can fill in those slots, but obviously of a quality that we think is appropriate.”
During the summer transfer window, Everton has already made significant signings to strengthen their squad. Versatile player Ashley Young has joined on a free transfer from Aston Villa, and attacker Arnaut Danjuma arrived on a season-long loan from Villarreal.
Furthermore, it appears that Sporting Lisbon striker Youssef Chermiti is close to becoming a new addition to Everton, as Dyche confirmed in the press conference. However, with the new season ahead, the Toffees’ ambitions likely extend beyond their current signings, indicating that Dyche may explore the transfer market for further reinforcements.
Considering the possibility of key players departing before the transfer window closes, Everton’s need for fresh faces at Goodison Park may intensify. As the club aims for a successful season, Dyche’s approach to squad balancing and strategic acquisitions will be crucial factors to watch.