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Marco Silva expects Everton to make progress before the transfer deadline

August 14, 2019

Everton manager Marco Silva has indicated that the Toffees have time to make more additions to the squad before the next month’s transfer deadline. The Merseyside outfit have been largely quiet for most parts of the ongoing transfer window and they have signed just two new players in Fabian Delph and Jonas Lossl while Andre Gomes has joined them on a permanent basis from Barcelona.

Speaking to the club’s official website, the Portuguese tactician talked about the club’s pre-season campaign where they have managed just three goals from five matches. He added that Dominic Calvert-Lewin has been working hard upfront but the club may seek to reinforce the department before the transfer window slams shut on August 8.

He said: “We are preparing something but pre-season gives us some signs also. We have scored three goals in five games – one direct free-kick, one from the right-back and one from our centre-back after a corner. But there is time left in the market, even if it goes to the last week – which can happen. We are talking about Dominic’s first week in pre-season and he is working very hard. We have to do different things in our offensive organisation – in order to create more chances and score more goals.”

The Toffees have lacked the presence of a regular goalscoring striker upfront since the departure of Romelu Lukaku two years ago. The signings of Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson have aided the club in scoring goals over the past campaign but they have nonetheless lacked the cutting edge upfront when they have needed the most.

The Merseysiders made a positive end to the previous season as they remained unbeaten in five games against the top six and Silva will be hoping that he can pursue a top-class marksman to lead the line before the new seasons begins next month.