Sky Sports pundit predicts Everton to sign more players as Conor Coady joins Amadou Onana and Idrissa Gueye
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Everton “have to be busy” at the end of the transfer window says Kevin Campbell, but he doesn’t want them to be “desperate” in doing so.
The Toffees confirmed the loan signing of Wolves captain Conor Coady on Monday (8 August) to address the mounting defensive injury crisis, and have two quality midfielders in Amadou Onana and Idrissa Gueye to add to the numbers.
But after a frustrating first couple of months with the transfer window leading up to now, Sky Sports pundit Campbell expects there to be more work done at Goodison as the club react to the opening games of the season, but he wants them to be taking opportunities to strengthen rather than scrambling to fill gaps.
Speaking exclusively to Goodison News he said: “Do you know what? Look the season’s upon us now isn’t it? So sometimes you have to wait and see how the season goes and how the players are reacting before you start pulling the trigger.
“Because you can go crazy and try to bring people in, and it may not be right.
“Let’s wait and see. I think Everton have to be busy come the end [of the window], but I’d rather if they’re bringing anybody in, it’s not a luxury, it’s not that they have to do it, it’s that they CAN do it.
“To bolster the squad, as opposed to being desperate.”
Much as the last couple of weeks have been very exciting for fans, as three latest deals came along to add to Dwight McNeil and Ruben Vinagre, after James Tarkowski had been the only signing for so long, there is still a glaring need in attack.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s injury leaves Everton woefully understrength at striker, and Salomon Rondon’s suspension made it all the more obvious in the 1-0 defeat to Chelsea.
But even when both are available it is pinning a lot of hope on the Englishman regaining his form and maintaining his fitness, since the Venezuelan only scored once in the Premier League last season and three times over all.
If a striker can be sourced as a matter of urgency then the club can have the luxury of adding without pressure thereafter.