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Marco Silva plans behind closed doors friendly to sharpen new signings

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Marco Silva plans behind closed doors friendly to sharpen new signings

Three of the club’s summer signings could feature.

Everton boss Marco Silva is planning a behind closed doors friendly contest to allow some players to get some much-needed game time.

According to the Liverpool Echo, the Toffees boss is looking to organise a game in an attempt to get some of his new signings up to speed.

Moise Kean joined the club from Juventus in the summer for £29 million (The Guardian) and has made two substitute appearances.

He could play alongside other new recruits Fabian Delph and Djibril Sidibe.

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Delph hasn’t played since picking up an injury against Werder Bremen in the last friendly; whilst Sidibe has not featured in either matchday squad yet.

The opponents for a friendly have not been confirmed as of yet but Silva is keen to get something sorted.

He told the Liverpool Echo: “It is possible we have to do something. I am trying to do something.

“It is important we give a different type of work for some of them.”


TBR Verdict – Vital for new signings to get up to speed

It is vital that Silva get his new signings up to scratch as quickly as possible, particularly Kean.

The big-money signing will be under a bit of pressure give the size of the fee which Everton paid for his services.

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His two substitute appearances haven’t really showcased his major qualities and ultimately he will be judged on how many goals he scores.

Delph is an experienced Premier League performer and should slot straight into midfield.

Kean, however, has a lot to prove to the club’s supporters.

He will hope to justify his £29 million valuation and if a friendly gets him up to speed it might prove an ideal thing to do.


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