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Everton manager speaks on the club’s top-four prospects next season

May 27, 2019

Everton manager Marco Silva has said that the club should attack the transfer market this summer in order to add more creativity within their ranks. The Toffees managed only the eighth position under Silva’s first season in charge of the club but they were one of the most in-form sides during the final months of the campaign.

Speaking to The Liverpool Echo, Silva indicated that the club must seek to keep hold of their existing players and that not only includes Richarlison, he said: “Not just Richarlison. One of the key [things] for us, to give a strong signal for us and our fans, is to keep the level we have. The starting point for us will be to keep the same level we have inside because just in this way we can start to improve.

The Portuguese added that the club should thereafter attack the transfer market to pursue players, who can take them to the next level, he further told: “Keep the level and attack the market in the positions we should attack and improve our squad. In this way, step by step, we can improve as a team and challenge some of the other teams in the Premier League. For me it is key to keep the same level and then be creative and smart also in the market to attack the right players for us.”

Silva’s position with the club appeared in doubt during the month of February after the club succumbed to three successive Premier League defeats. However, owner Farhad Moshiri continued to give the backing to the Portuguese and that eventually paid dividends with the Toffees producing strong results during the final two months of the season.

The Toffees beat Arsenal, Chelsea, and Manchester United during the run-in and they also grabbed hard-working stalemates against Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur. The draw against the Reds should undoubtedly provide satisfaction, considering their arch-rivals missed out on the Premier League title by the single point.