Sam Allardyce has spoken to Sean Dyche ahead of the new season at Everton.
Speaking on the ‘No Tippy Tappy Football with Sam Allardyce’ podcast, the former Toffees boss admitted his concern for the club and revealed what Dyche had told him about their transfer business.
Allardyce spent only six months at Goodison Park before departing with Everton finishing eighth in the Premier League. Things have since only gone downhill for the Merseyside outfit, with the 68-year-old battling Everton in a relegation battle during his brief stint with Leeds United last season.
When asked who he thinks will be relegated this season, Allardyce said: “Luton, Sheffield United and Nottingham Forest.
“I do have a fear about my old club [Everton] as well. I think because of their financial problems that might play a part.
“I met Sean [Dyche] in the summer about the players he’s trying to get and the difficulty it’s caused for him.”
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Everton have so far brought in two new players to the club, with Ashley Young joining on a free transfer and Arnaut Danjuma making a loan switch from Villarreal – costing them £3.5 million in total.
However, the Toffees are nearing a deal for Sporting Lisbon’s Youssef Chermiti, who is reported to cost them around £15m.
Is Sam Allardyce right to be worried about Everton?
After such a poor campaign last time out, it was extremely obvious that Everton needed to bolster their squad all over the pitch if they were going to avoid another relegation scrap.
The Toffees needed goals but also needed to replace the likes of Tom Davies and Yerry Mina, while they still face the prospect of losing Amadou Onana this summer.
While Young and Danjuma could prove to be good signings, it is clear the club’s financial issues is making it very difficult to get the team to where Dyche wants it to be.
It doesn’t matter how good of a manager Dyche is – if he doesn’t have the talent around him then it could be a real struggle.