Frank Lampard, the current Everton manager, and Chelsea legend has a new mission in his hand. He and his team in the recently concluded season somehow escaped from the hands of relegation. But now with the start of a new season, the goals and ambitions are high for Lampard and Co.
Asked if they can hold on to the few star players they have in the squad the likes of Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison Andrade, and Jordan Pickford, Frank Lampard replied to the media that they would sit down and assess options in that matter. He said:
“If that is the case we will sit down and try and work the best way through it.”
He expected them to stay if that was not a possibility, he said that he would also update them with decent signings. However, Richarlison moved away to Tottenham Hotspurs for a deal worth £60 million. This is the same price the Goodison Park outfit’s investment is in Brazilian.
Years of bad investment, random and rapid changes and bad management pushed the club backward. Now in the position, they are in, it would be a mammoth task to drift away and bring them back into the Top 6.
Now that the Lampard era will begin full-fledged, one can expect strictness and discipline in the way things will go. Although Everton had a few decent signings in recent years, the rotten apple outnumbered them. Under the ownership of Farhad Moshiri, Everton spent half a billion in transfer fees. But the ill effects eclipsed the good. Everton chairman Bill Kenwright and CEO Denise Barrett-Baxendale reviewed their club’s situation and listed the ill effects.
In this summer transfer window, Everton signed James Tarkowski for free. This is a sign of better things to come as in recent years the club often bought overpriced and injury-prone players. Under Lampard, they are clearly heading in a different direction. Their prime objective would be to make low-risk signings on a low budget.
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