Everton must ditch reported summer deals for these two PL flops and look to the future
If Everton owner Farhad Moshiri has any real ambitions of making the Blues a top-four club he must reject any move from Sam Allardyce to attempt a swoop on Premier League has-beens Jack Wilshere and Phil Jones.
Both players have today been linked with a move to Goodison Park in The Times and The Mirror, but for what aim and why do they continually punt for players that are past their best or on the fringes of top-five clubs?
Talk about lacking imagination.
In both players, you have a history of long-term injury-induced absences and a failure from the two to make a name for themselves at their respective clubs.
You could say that the Arsenal midfielder is a consistent starter for the North Londoners, but he was punted out on loan to Bournemouth after his stop-start Arsenal career.
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As for Jones, he doesn’t exactly exude confidence and there’s always a feeling a mistake is just around the corner.
Moshiri has already shelled out more than £200million since taking over on Merseyside and is getting very little for his return.
But that’s more to do with the quality of their arrivals.
If Everton want to aim big, they need to be signing players who are already making a name for themselves which ultimately means they need to spend more – great players now, not in the past or potentially.
It’s not rocket science really, but hearing about Big Sam’s yawn-inducing “big plans” for the summer, you can see that the Toffees are heading nowhere fast.
And if Morshiri wants to spend his money wisely, he needs to show Allardyce the exit door.
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