Everton three-man January signing plan revealed - Sources

By Pete O'Rourke, Transfer Correspondent

30th Sep, 2023 | 8:00am

Sources: Everton three-man January signing plan revealed

Everton boss Sean Dyche has identified three key areas for improvement in the January transfer window, sources have told Football Insider.

Football Insider revealed on Friday (29 September) that Dyche could be given a decent transfer budget for the January window if the Toffees’ takeover clears.

US investment firm 777 Partners have agreed a buyout of the Merseysiders, but the deal requires approval from several key groups before completion.

But Dyche is preparing for positive news and has drawn up plans for the January window with Everton needing investment in the playing squad.

It is believed the Toffees boss is keen to add reinforcements in the full-back areas and bring a goalscoring winger to Goodison Park.

Free agent signing Ashley Young, 38, has started all six Premier League games this term – playing both right-back and left-back.

Everton also have right-sided star Nathan Patterson and left-back Vitaliy Mykolenko to call on in the full-back roles.

A winger is also wanted after the Toffees lost Alex Iwobi and Demerai Gray in the summer window.

Dyche has recently been buoyed by the return of summer signing Jack Harrison in the League Cup win over Aston Villa but remains short in wide areas following the key exits.

Arnaut Danjuma also arrived on loan from Villarreal in the off-season and has managed two goals in eight games for the Toffees this season.

Everton picked up their first Premier League win of the season against Brentford last week (23 September) and also advanced to the League Cup third round in midweek (27 September).

The Toffees are next in action against struggling Luton Town on Saturday (30 September).

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