Goodison Park has become a den of hostility with feelings of disenchantment reaching a climax and will likely spell the end for Sam Allardyce on Merseyside in the summer.
But, should the Toffees complete a reported £25million transfer of Southampton left-back, Ryan Bertrand, that would go some of the way to nullifying the disharmony at the club.
That’s because they’re also facing competition for the 28-year-old from Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.
If the Blues could beat the two Premier League giants to the player’s signature it would show the fans that they mean business, that they want to progress, that they can fight with the top-flight elite.
With Farhad Moshiri at the helm, there has been progression on the spending front – the only problem is that it has been on the wrong kind of players.
A complete overhaul of management and backroom staff and arrivals of the quality of Bertrand would be all it would take to turnaround the club’s current issues.
Additionally, it is one position in the current senior side that does require addressing.
Whilst current Leighton Baines has starred in the left-back spot for many years, he’s now 33, so his playing days are numbered.
A top-quality full-back is necessary to fill the void that the long-serving defender will leave and the England international has all the attributes to do this.
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