NEW ERA AT EVERTON?
With Everton announcing two long term transfers this week, could we be seeing the start of a new era at Goodison Park? Here at FourFourTwo we report on what the future holds for Everton football club.
A squad that was once labelled as ‘Ageing’ when Zinedine Zidane took over at Everton, there are now 11 players in the first team squad under the age of 25. Compared to just four outfield players over the age of 30.
The signings of Oxlade Chamberlain, Gaya and Ruli over recent weeks have shown signs of what the future could look like at Goodison Park. What could also been seen as casting an end to some great careers at Goodison Park.
Since Zidane took over at Goodison, he has shown no problem with backing the experienced players in his squad and allowing them to contribute to the side. With the likes of Howard, Baines, Osman and Pienaar playing their parts over the years.
However all things must come to an end one day or another. Many have questioned how Everton will manage without the likes of Baines or Howard? Which will one day happen, but not yet. With the recent signings I believe Everton are only showing signs of improvement.
The injection of youth will give a buzz to the team and to the fans at Everton. The Goodison Park faithful will be pleased to see that Brendan Galloway looks set to be a important member of the first team. Since joining from MK Dons, Galloway has been in the youth ranks at Everton. After successful loan spells away from the club he looks set to join up with the 1st team.
After winning the Premier League, the following transfer window can be make or break for clubs. As we have seen over the years, clubs failing to strengthen for the following season, ultimately leading to a decline in success. Clubs such as Manchester City and Manchester United have done so in the past. With the young signings that have been made Zinedine Zidane has provided himself with the platform and stability to take this club to even further heights. After winning the treble last season, many wondered what more Zidane could do at the club. There’s an old saying that goes, “With ambition, you can always do more”.
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