By Liam Thomas

11th Mar, 2023 | 9:10am

Everton transfer news as star assets could become relegation collateral damage

The need for Everton to bounce back from potential relegation would be “urgent”, however, they would have star assets like Jordan Pickford and Dominic Calvert-Lewin to sell if needed, according to The Athletic.

And selling their prized assets may be the only way the Blues survive life in the second tier of English football if they were to drop despite parachute payments being acquired.

Despite this, The Athletic highlighted that the “strained finances” of the club would leave them in an extremely precarious position should they go down.

“Everton have assets to call upon, like England internationals Jordan Pickford and Dominic Calvert-Lewin, but the need to get out of the Championship would border on the urgent,” as quoted by The Athletic. (10 March)

“Strained finances would dictate that.”


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Despite signing a new and improved contract on Merseyside, it would be hard to see Pickford staying at the club if Everton were to be relegated.

And who could blame him? The England number one wouldn’t want to be playing in the Championship with EURO 2024 just around the corner.

As for Calvert-Lewin, he’s the more likely out of the two to maybe stay put, although if he finds some fitness and form between now and the end of the season, he could well become collateral damage.

It’s a messy situation that Evertonians won’t want to be thinking about right now but one that is more than a reality as the Premier League weeks pass by.

Fans who have screamed and shouted for a relegation reset need to start thinking straight, heading down to the Championship would only cause the club more problems.

Sean Dyche can hopefully steer this squad clear of all that and the signs are there that he can do just that, but boy does he have one hell of a mountain to climb to do so.