The Everton squad will be expecting to see the club splash the cash during the summer transfer window, according to Michael Brown.

The former Premier League midfielder, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, believes the players at Goodison Park are anticipating new arrivals to help bolster the squad and boost the quality on Merseyside.

Everton did not make any new signings during the January transfer window, with Carlo Ancelotti appointed as manager less than two weeks before the market re-opened.

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However, Brown believes there will be a sense of expectation around Goodison Park this summer, suggesting a new centre forward will be high on the Toffees’ shopping list.

“What’s interesting at Everton is the narrow 4-4-2 formation, where Richarlison and Calvert-Lewin have had a great partnership,” Brown told Football Insider.

“Will there be another one to come in to try and help them? You would say so. This is what the Premier League’s about.

“When you’re at a club who are progressing and have money to spend, every transfer window, as a player, you’re expecting players to come through the door. 

“That’s what you need, that sets the tone and I think that raises competition and you expect that.” 

Everton brought in six new faces under former manager Marco Silva last summer, including big-money deals for Alex Iwobi and Moise Kean.

The Toffees currently sit 12th in the Premier League table, six points off Wolves in sixth with nine games to play.

In other Everton news, it can be revealed the club stand to lose £43million.