Everton manager Sean Dyche has insisted that the club can still make some smart signings on free transfers.
Despite the English transfer window having closed, Premier League clubs can still sign and register players who are currently without a club as free transfers. This is something that Everton may well take advantage of.
There are still plenty of high profile players out there as free agents. The likes of Jesse Lingard, David De Gea, Roberto Pereyra, Eden Hazard, and Anwar El Ghazi, amongst many others, are all currently seeking pastures new.
Everton endured a difficult summer in the transfer window. Whilst the Toffees were able to strengthen in attack, with the arrival at Goodison Park of striker Beto from Udinese providing a real boost, they couldn’t afford to sign as many players as they would have liked. They also had to move on plenty of established first team figures, too.
Sean Dyche will know that his current Everton squad is stretched thin, and lacks adequate strength in depth. One or two free signings could improve this situation rapidly and drastically.
Dyche talks up Everton free transfer prospects
As quoted by Liverpool World, the Everton boss has already publicly discussed the matter. He said, “there’s a list of players we’ll be looking through and seeing if they fit what we’re trying to do, do they fit what we need to achieve going forward and can they also do it pretty quickly…some of them players are there for a reason because something has gone on at another club. You do also get the odd bit of gold like I said. We’re looking at the market and the players out there but yet again, they’ve got to impact what we do.”
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Whether Everton do in fact sign up any free agents in the coming days remains to be seen. Now would be the perfect time for the Merseyside club to act in this market, though, as the current international break provides a perfect window for new arrivals to settle in start getting up to speed fitness wise.
A few new faces would also help to lift the mood around Goodison Park. After a tough start to the season, and early indications that yet another campaign spent battling against relegation is on the cards, new signings would offer fresh hope and optimism.
However, Dyche is correct to be clear that the club can’t afford to pick up new players for the sake of it. Any free agents brought in must fit in well tactically with his vision for his team.