Everton to dip into the January market

Everton boss Marco Silva has suggested that the Toffees could dip into the January transfer window to sign a midfielder after Andre Gomes’ injury.

The Toffees have had a torrid time with injuries so far this season, specifically in midfield.

Jean-Philippe Gbamin signed over the summer and was expected to be the natural replacement for Idrissa Gueye.

However, just two games into the season, Gbamin suffered an injury.

He then suffered a setback close to his return, which has ruled him out for a further three months.

Meanwhile, Andre Gomes has recently suffered a horror injury.

As a result of a tackle from Son Heung-min, the Portuguese midfielder suffered a fracture dislocation in his right ankle.

Fabian Delph has also struggled with a niggling injury this season.

Now, Marco Silva has suggested Everton could dip into the winter market for a central midfielder.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 03: Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur tackles Andre Gomes of Everton which resulted in a red card and Gomes suffering an injury during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park on November 3, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

“We have to look for our solutions now”

Speaking ahead of Everton’s trip to Southampton, Silva explained that both Gbamin and Gomes’ injuries mean the Toffees will ‘look for our solutions’.

“We have to look for our solutions now because we are talking about J-P being back in January but let’s see how he will react, how he will come back, he is still a new player in the Premier League so there will be an adaptation,” Silva explained to the Liverpool Echo.

“We are not talking about J-P coming back in January and being ready to play straight away.

“It is possible in the next few weeks that we will sit again to talk about the possibilities as well and what we should do or not.

“It is not the moment to talk now but, for sure, we will talk about the possibilities and what we should do during January.”


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