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One in, one out: The Deadline day deals Everton should prioritise

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One in, one out: The Deadline day deals Everton should prioritise

Could we see a busy deadline day at Goodison Park?

As Everton head into the final day of the transfer window under new boss Marco Silva, the Toffees will be eager to complete some last-minute pieces of business.

Below we discuss one arrival and one departure the club should prioritise on transfer deadline day.

Sign Andre Gomes from Barcelona

The Liverpool Echo reported that Everton were looking to bring in Andre Gomes from Barcelona on a season-long loan before the end of the transfer window.

The central midfielder is a seasoned Portuguese international who was part of the Euro 2016 winning squad as well as this year’s World Cup campaign, and would add top-class quality to the Toffees’ midfield.

With 25 Champions League appearances, in addition to almost 80 matches played for the La Liga champions, Gomes has experience at the highest level of football and would be a creative force at Goodison Park.

 

As Davy Klaassen has left to join Werden Bremen this summer, the club are in need of more central midfield reinforcements, with Gomes representing an astute replacement.

The loan deal is also appealing as it would avoid a costly transfer fee and be a low-risk, high-reward signing for the Merseyside club.

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Sell Yannick Bolasie

Marco Silva has made it clear he has no plans of utilising the winger in his first team plans this season, according to The Guardian.

The former Crystal Palace attacker is well down the pecking order at Goodison Park, behind the likes of new signing Richarlison, Aaron Lennon, and Ademola Lookman in the wide attacking positions.

Instead of holding down dead weight at the club, the Congolese international should be allowed to leave and given the opportunity to play consistent football.

Bolasie’s Everton career was tragically devastated by a knee injury suffered in December 2016, and unfortunately it seems set to come to a close today.

Max is a journalist studying at the University of Pennsylvania. Max specialises in English football and co-hosts a weekly podcast. He is also a politics reporter and deputy news editor for The Daily Pennsylvanian.

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