By Derek Smithson
Everton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has hailed the club’s business in the transfer window so far and insisted they must now start to push for silverware.
The Toffees have been highly active in the summer market and recruited seven new players to the club.
Michael Keane, Davy Klaassen, Cuco Martina, Henry Onyekuru, Jordan Pickford, Sandro Ramirez and Wayne Rooney have arrived already at the Merseyside club.
Ronald Koeman has welcomed some high profile names to Goodison Park and his side are now hoping to make improvements on the pitch.
They finished seventh in the Premier League table last season and will be desperate to force their way into the top six, with some optimistic fans hoping they can challenge for Champions League football.
Everton may have sold Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United for £75million, but there is a growing expectation at the club of future success.
Schneiderlin, who joined in January, has praised the work of the club in the transfer market and says they must now kick on and compete for trophies.
“The ambition of the club is one of the first reasons why I came here,” Schneiderlin told the club’s official website. “They want to bring in good players and win some trophies. That’s why I signed here.
“As you can see, they have kept their word by buying good players and making smart investments. Now we need to prove on the pitch that we will be able to play together, to find the best form and push for things.”
Everton will need to make a considerable step up to join the elite teams in England, but have show their intent in the transfer window.
They will be hoping that the return of Rooney can help inspire them to kick on and he has plenty of experience at the top level.
In other Everton transfer news, the club’s supporters reacted to reported interest in a Leicester ace.