Koeman confirms more Everton stars have no future at the club
By Emma Sanders
Ronald Koeman has confirmed the club are looking to offload more players who are still in the squad in the January transfer window.
The Everton boss made the comments during his press conference on Friday morning, as reported by the Daily Mail.
Everton confirmed that Morgan Schneiderlin completed a permanent move from Man United this week, and the news was quickly followed by confirmation that Tom Cleverley and Oumar Niasse have joined Watford and Hull respectively on loan.
However, Koeman has suggested there is still plenty of business to be done and Everton are hoping to seal a deal for Memphis Depay as well as offloading some of the squad’s fringe players.
“Most of the players know the situation – and some players, actually in the squad now, they don’t really have a future at Everton,” said Koeman, bluntly.
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“We are still working to improve the team and if we can make a deal for one or two more players, then we will.”
Everton have already made two signings this month as Schneiderlin’s deal followed a move for teenage winger Ademola Lookman from Charlton.
The Toffees have also been linked with Standard Liege striker Ishak Belfodil as well as Depay.
A number of Blues players could be on the move including Gerrard Deulofeu and Ross Barkley who have become out-of-favour since Koeman joined the club in the summer.
Football Insider verdict:
Koeman has been very open about the fact he is not happy with some of the players in the squad. His comments were abrupt and honest and it’s clear which players he has not been impressed by. Barkley has undergone huge criticism from his manager throughout the campaign and it wouldn’t be a surprise if he was to leave. Niasse was sent to the Under-23 squad to train in brutal fashion so Koeman will no doubt do the same to other players if they do not seal moves away from the club this month.
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