May 21, 2024

The TWO Everton duds who Sean Dyche can finally AXE this summer

Everton’s financial malpractice has largely been caused due to the slew of failed transfers committed during Farhad Moshiri’s reign.

Having joined in 2016, the Iranian billionaire promised the world to this fanbase, and has delivered on few of those claims.

As such, the likes of Sean Dyche and his playing staff are currently suffering from his blunders, with the ten-point deduction harsh, but ultimately an outcome of his free-spending nature without an aim.

Even today, having gone years without spending big without having to sell first, they are paying the price with the exorbitant wage bill that Kevin Thelwell has done well to trim.

Fortunately, this summer marks an opportunity to get rid of the remnants of failed past regimes, with five first-team members’ contracts expiring as well as two loans.

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Throughout that list, consisting of club hero Seamus Coleman and midfield stalwart Idrissa Gana Gueye, there are also some others certainly worth sanctioning an exit.

Andre Gomes marks an outstanding one, given he is yet to make a first-team appearance over the last season and a half despite commanding a £112k-per-week wage.

However, another that Dyche must ditch is Ashley Young .

How has Ashley Young been playing for Everton this season?

Having been brought in on a free transfer, many expected the 38-year-old would offer ample cover in a number of roles for a cut price.

It was intelligent business, and hard to fault.

That was, until Dyche developed his strange reliance on the full-back, who has continued to let Everton down on numerous occasions this season.

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With a declining physicality, unsurprisingly, and a rashness that belies his apparent experience, there is little that the £40k-per-week dud has offered to the Toffees across his six months in Merseyside.

In fact, his tenure has arguably been detrimental, having started 15 Premier League matches now and proved himself to be a liability more than once.

His two yellow cards in the Merseyside derby outlined this, but aside from that he has also committed one penalty and made two errors directly leading to goals. For context, the entire squad have only made four, meaning he has been at fault for 50% of the goals conceded from unforced errors.

It should therefore come as no surprise that he has been lambasted, with journalist Paul Brown branding him an ‘accident waiting to happen’. We even flirted with the idea of putting a midfielder into his position, to mitigate his unreliability.

Hopefully, with a new set of owners and a financial refresh, Everton will be able to sanction his, and Gomes’ exits, without feeling insecure about their squad depth.

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