Sport Silva defends big-spending Everton after another busy summer

23:35  10 august  2018
23:35  10 august  2018 Source:

Silva hoping to profit from Everton's spending power

  Silva hoping to profit from Everton's spending power Richarlison's was not the first transfer fee paid by Everton that caused some consternation, but Marco Silva has urged for patience.Marco Silva has defended Everton's activity in the transfer market, citing Jordan Pickford as an example of how the club can be rewarded for their willingness to spend big.

Claude Puel managed to turn things round after taking the reins from Craig Shakespeare last October and he'll be hoping to continue that work in the upcoming season. Silva defends big - spending Everton after another busy summer .

Fellow new signing Jorginho will wear No.5 in his debut Blues season after completing a move from Napoli, and Real Madrid loanee Mateo Kovacic takes No.17. Sevilla reach agreement to sign Andre Silva on loan.

jordanpickford-cropped: Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford © Provided by Goal Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford

Marco Silva has defended Everton's activity in the transfer market, citing Jordan Pickford as an example of how the club can be rewarded for their willingness to spend big.

For the second consecutive close season, the Toffees forked out sizeable fees to bring in new players, with the arrival of Richarlison in a reported £40 million ($53m) switch from Watford raising eyebrows.

But Silva is pleased that Everton have spent the money required to improve the squad and now hopes that, like goalkeeper Pickford - a £30m recruit from Sunderland - the new additions can show their quality at Goodison Park.

Silva defends criticism of Richarlison price tag

  Silva defends criticism of Richarlison price tag Everton boss Marco Silva has defended the club’s high profile purchase of Watford winger Richarlison, following criticism over the Brazilian’s price-tag. Richarlison, who signed for Watford last summer for then-Hornets manager Silva, reunited with the Portuguese manager at Everton late last month in a deal worth around £35million, which could rise to £40million. Having initially been reported at costing around £50million, many fans, both Everton supporters and neutrals, claimed Everton had drastically overpaid for the 21-year winger. Even after the real price was revealed, many still maintained that the Toffees had unnecessarily thrown the bank at Watford to land the young forward, who only scored five times last season and hadn’t netted since November. However, Silva has defended the purchase, likening the deal to the £30million signing of Jordan Pickford from Sunderland last summer – which was criticised by some, but has subsequently seen Everton land their most promising goalkeeper in years. Speaking in Everton’s pre-match press conference ahead of the sides opening Premier League fixture against Wolves at Molineux, Silva had this to say on the deal: “I can speak to you about what happened one year ago when we took Jordan Pickford and everyone was talking about it at that moment.” “Now no one is talking about his value. The value the club paid to take him here is normal in football. The market now is really difficult.” “If the player will perform well and do the best to achieve our goals at the end no one will speak about the price.

The Portugal forward moved to San Siro last summer , but failed to establish himself as Milan endured yet another mediocre Serie A season in 2017-18. Now both those questions appear to have been answered, as Silva gears up for a new challenge in Spain and the chance to start again after last

Pep Guardiola has defended Manchester City's summer spending ( Getty ). Silva , the playmaker also signed from Monaco in a deal worth £43m, has looked promising in his two substitute appearances so far, but Mendy has yet to play after suffering a Try another . or register with your social account.

"I can talk about one year ago when we took Jordan Pickford and everyone was talking in that moment," Silva told a news conference. "Now, nobody doubts his value. It's the value the club had to pay to take him here.

"With football and the market now, it's really difficult. When you believe in one player to improve the squad, you have to do everything that is possible for us as a club to sign these players.

"If the player performs well and helps us to achieve our goals, nobody will speak about the price of the player."

The new Everton boss was unwilling to entertain talk of a potential top-six challenge, however, insisting his aim is just to help the players thrive.

"The expectations? It is normal at a club like Everton. We want to win every game, do everything that we can to win our matches, and at the end we'll see our position," Silva said.

"I think everybody knows what our goal is, what we have to do here. Now is the moment to give time to these players, to work hard and to support them to do well."

Yannick Bolasie linked with Palace return .
Everton’s forgotten man Yannick Bolasie has emerged as a transfer target for his former side Crystal Palace. According to the London Evening Standard, the Eagles want to get a deal done before Thursday’s deadline. However, Palace do not envisage signing the player as a direct replacement for Wilfried Zaha, who continues to be linked with moves to Chelsea and Tottenham. Bolasie was a big-money signing for Everton from Palace, but he has failed to deliver at Goodison Park, with injuries getting the better of the tricky winger. He has since fallen out of favour at Goodison Park and is not deemed to be part of Silva’s plans following the arrival of Richarlison. Silva spent big to bring the Brazilian to Goodison Park from Watford, having worked with him previously at Vicarage Road. Palace need to strengthen their options out wide after Bakary Sako left the club over the summer.


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