Everton can hardly be the most daring in the transfer market, considering the extreme financial strain they are currently facing
They can no longer afford to make financially disastrous mistakes, particularly in light of the fact that the Premier League is already attempting to impose a historic penalty for their past transgressions.
Having said that, Kevin Thelwell’s shrewd manoeuvres did provide him some leeway in the summer, and he will undoubtedly be hoping to repeat that success in important positions come January.
Planning for the upcoming transfer window appears to have started early for the former Sporting Director of Wolverhampton Wanderers, as TEAMtalk has reported one potential target.
They note that the Toffees are among three other Premier League clubs seeking to snag Samuel Iling-Junior from Juventus, with all sides ‘primed to make an offer’ for the 20-year-old trickster.
Given they held an interest in the summer, and were quoted at a £25m (£22m) fee, there is hope that with some negotiation Everton could be able to secure a cut-price deal for his services.
Especially given they hold a big advantage over their competitors, able to offer him the game time he reportedly craves.