Koeman shares Everton transfer plans
By Matt Farr
Ronald Koeman has revealed that he will transform Everton into winners overs the next two transfer windows.
Everton have endured a difficult run, and have won just one of their last nine games in all competitions.
The players are lacking in confidence, and Koeman has come under criticism from the club’s fans for his stubbornness to change the team’s tactical approach.
The former Southampton boss believes he has identified the problems, and urged the fans to be patient as they attempt to turn things around.
He hinted that the Toffees might have to enter the January transfer market to recruit new faces to a squad that has been performing well below its’ potential this season.
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Everton are currently seventh in the Premier League, nine points behind the top-four.
Koeman told Goal: “We need at least this winter and we need next summer to make changes in this club.
“I still have the belief we will be successful at Everton. Maybe we need a little more time, maybe we need to make more changes in this team, maybe we need it for next season.
“We know it is a new project and everybody knows that takes time. We had a good start, it is a difficult time now but that is football.
“It is always difficult when there is a lack of confidence and a lack of belief but it can be good or me to see the reaction of the team in a difficult time. It is better to see that,” he said.
In particular, Koeman will hoping for an improvement for some of his attacking stars. Talisman Romelu Lukaku has scored seven goals from 13 games in all competitions, but has not found the back of the net since the victory over West Ham on October 30.
Summer signing Yannick Bolasie, meanwhile, who cost the club £25 million, has scored just once in 15 games.
Koeman has made it clear he is planning a couple of new arrivals to his squad in January, but some of Everton’s players may also find themselves heading for the exit door.
Ireland midfielder James McCarthy is one Toffees player facing an uncertain future at Goodison Park, with Koeman refusing to rule out a move.
Everton hope to get their season back on track when they face Manchester United at Goodison Park on Sunday.