Kenny: 'Everything changes' now for Everton in transfer market after official reveal
Everton are set to attract a higher calibre of player in the transfer market now work has begun on their new stadium.
So says former top-flight shot-stopper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider as construction officially began on 26th July.
Everton announced that they had taken possession of the Bramley-Moore Dock site and outlined plans for the initial phase of redevelopment.
Building the 52,000-seater arena is set to generate 12,000 jobs throughout the process and work is slated to be complete in 2024.
And Kenny predicts that Everton’s glamorous new asset will catapult them towards the upper echelons in the Premier League.
He told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams: “Everything changes from here. They have been wanting to move stadium for a while now.
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“Especially now Liverpool are expanding their stadium too, it will be a boost.
“They’ve got a rich owner and building a new stadium shows they are going in the right direction.
“It’s going to attract better players. I know they haven’t spent much yet. They have only really brought free transfers in so far
“But in previous years they have spent quite a lot of money. With this, they can start to attract better players and push up into that top six.”
Everton have signed Andros Townsend and Asmir Begovic on free transfers this summer while Demarai Gray joined for £1.5million.
Football Insider revealed yesterday (27th July) that the Toffees have made Burnley’s Dwight McNeil their top target.