The January transfer window is as important or if not more important for a club than the one in the summer. It is an opportunity to buy players to strengthen the squad for the second half of the season and in Everton’s case could prove to shape their season.
Everton have put together a seven match unbeaten run in the league but have managed to draw on four of those occasions. With a host of their star players being linked with moves to Europe’s biggest clubs, manager David Moyes will be adamant about letting anyone leave the club in January. The Toffees sit in sixth place in the league table level on points with Arsenal and the Merseysiders will be looking to extend their unbeaten run for a longer duration.
The club welcomes Chelsea to Goodison Park on Sunday, a club with who star man Marouane Fellaini has been linked with. Moyes has stated repeatedly that the key to Everton’s future success is keeping their key players at the club for the foreseeable future, which includes the likes of Fellaini, Kevin Mirallas, Leighton Baines, Steven Pienaar and Nikica Jelavic. The addition of one or two more quality players would allow the club to mount a serious challenge for a place in the top four, as the club has found itself doing better and better each season. Another quality striker with excellent finishing qualities would benefit them tremendously as Everton have failed to convert draws into wins on several occasions this season.
If the Toffees are to see their European ambitions fulfilled, then Moyes will have to retain his star players at the club and strengthen the team in certain areas of the pitch. This January window could ultimately make or break Everton’s season in terms of the club’s goals and ambitions.