By Danny Wright

Kevin Campbell has suggested that the Everton squad is still some way off from being able to compete for a spot in the top four of the Premier League.

Although the Toffees have undergone a major overhaul this summer which has seen heroes return and transfer records smashed, former Goodison Park striker Campbell is still in the belief that Ronald Koeman needs to bring in four or five “quality” players.

Everton finished seventh in the Premier League last term and ensured themselves of a spot in the Europa League.

However the Toffees are widely expected to show a marked improvement after splurging well over £80million on bringing in players like Davey Klaassen, Michael Keane and Jordan Pickford.

The gap between the Merseysiders and the top six appears to be closing down with each deal that Koeman completes, but Campbell still thinks that it isn’t enough to see his old club return to the Champions League.

“Everton need four-five quality players to sustain a challenge for the top four,” said the 47-year-old on his personal Twitter account on Wednesday morning.

Campbell spent six years of his career at Goodison Park and made 139 appearances for the club, scoring 51 goals in the process.

He also turned out for the likes of Nottingham Forest, Arsenal and West Brom before he retired in 2007 after a brief stint with Cardiff.

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