As far as disappointing seasons go, Everton’s in 2015/16 has to be right up there. Their squad possesses such promise in nearly every position and on paper at least, it is their most talented for years.
Nonetheless, they have fallen by the wayside and languish in the lower portion of mid-table, having been roundly thumped in a recent Merseyside derby and ousted agonisingly in the FA Cup semi-final after an Anthony Martial strike.
It is the common conception that Everton will struggle to keep their core of talented youngsters, namely Romelu Lukaku, Ross Barkley and John Stones. However, if a new manager comes to the club; as appears likely, and reinvigorates these individuals, they may all be persuaded to stay. Who then, should The Toffees sign to bolster this core of stars, hopefully allowing them to do their fans justice in 2016/17? Read the next pages to discover three players that would make a real difference for Everton, and where they would feature within the starting eleven.