Everton Summer Transfer Window 2024

Everton Summer Transfer Window 2024 Analysis: Strategies, Needs, Areas for Improvement and Financial Capabilities

Financial breaches and point deductions were the main attractions of Everton’s 2023/24 season. Despite their mismanagement, The Toffees managed to concede fewer goals than most top-tier teams. Also, the North-Western outfit further strengthened their defensive record by keeping several clean sheets.

However, their struggle in front of goal was apparent as they significantly underperformed in converting chances scoring only 40 goals from an expected 54.9.

The Toffees narrowly avoided relegation last season finishing 15th in the table and it’s clear that significant changes are needed to revitalize the squad and put the club back on a path to at least finishing in the upper half of the table.

As Everton looks to rebuild and improve, their summer transfer strategy becomes crucial in addressing key weaknesses and setting the stage for future success.

Transfer Strategy

Everton’s transfer strategy this summer focuses on strengthening their attack and maintaining a solid defensive core. This approach aligns with both short-term needs and long-term goals of achieving consistent top-half finishes and avoiding relegation battles.

By targeting specific areas for improvement the club aims to build a balanced and competitive squad capable of challenging higher up the table.

Everton’s summer transfer window is pivotal for the club’s future. By focusing on bolstering their attack and maintaining a solid defensive core they aim to address last season’s weaknesses and build a competitive squad. Strategic signings like Iliman Ndiaye and Jaden Philogene along with maintaining financial discipline will be crucial as Everton navigates the challenges of the new season and work towards long-term success.

Squad Needs and Areas for Improvement


Séamus Coleman
Séamus Coleman, Ashley Young and Ben Johnson guarantee depth and versatility (Credits: Getty)

Everton’s defense was a strong point last season with only three teams conceding fewer goals. The club has retained key defensive players including Séamus Coleman and Ashley Young adding depth with versatile players like Ben Johnson.

However, with Ben Godfrey’s departure, there is a need for reliable backups, especially considering injury concerns with current players.


Tim Iroegbunam
Everton added another promising young talent Tim Iroegbunam to their squad (Credits: Getty)

The midfield saw some changes with the departure of André Gomes and Lewis Warrington. The acquisition of Tim Iroegbunam (the promising young talent) adds depth and potential. Everton needs to ensure that their midfield can support both defensive duties and attacking transitions effectively.


Iliman Ndiaye
Iliman Ndiaye from Marseille is one of Everton’s key targets this summer (Credits: Getty)

The attack is the most critical area for improvement. Everton struggled to convert chances and adding a consistent goal-scorer is a top priority. Iliman Ndiaye from Marseille is a key target expected to play a supporting striker role and provide the creative spark needed. Additionally, another winger in Dwight McNeil’s mold is necessary to enhance wing play and crossing ability.

Bench Depth

Everton can do better regarding squad depth (Credits: Getty)

Maintaining a strong bench is vital for sustaining performance throughout the season. Ensuring adequate depth, especially in the right-back position and attacking midfield will help Everton manage injuries and maintain form.

Potential Signings

Jaden Philogene
Jaden Philogene can provide pace and creativity down the flanks (Credits: Getty)

Everton have been linked with several promising targets to address their squad needs and one such player is Tim Iroegbunam, a highly-rated young midfielder from Aston Villa. The 20-year-old has already been signed by Everton and has impressed in the Championship with Queens Park Rangers (on loan) and could be a valuable addition to Everton’s midfield offering both immediate quality and long-term potential.

Iliman Ndiaye (Marseille)

A 24-year-old forward adept at playing as a support striker. His addition would allow Abdoulaye Doucouré to play deeper in midfield enhancing the team’s overall balance.

Jaden Philogene (Hull City)

A promising winger who could provide pace and creativity on the flanks. His potential move hinges on suitable offers from other Premier League clubs.

Ben Johnson (West Ham United)

Recently released by West Ham, Johnson could be a cost-effective solution to bolster the right-back position. However, it looks like the newly promoted Ipswich Town have already acquired him.

Financial Capabilities

Lewis Dobbin
The sale of Lewis Dobbin and Ben Godfrey has strengthened the club’s financial position while on the other hand, Dominic Calver-Lewin’s future remains uncertain (Credits: Getty)

Everton’s financial situation remains delicate and is impacted by Profit and Sustainability Regulations (PSR). The sales of Lewis Dobbin and Ben Godfrey before the June 30 deadline have strengthened the club’s financial position but compliance with PSR continues to influence their transfer strategy. The club must balance the need for new signings with the financial constraints imposed by PSR.

The Toffee’s budget is likely tight emphasizing the importance of strategic signings and possibly relying on loan deals and free transfers. The club’s ability to retain or sell key players like Jarrad Branthwaite and Dominic Calvert-Lewin will significantly affect their financial flexibility and transfer options.

Everton’s most paramount obstacle is to deal with Calvert-Lewin’s future. The Englishman hasn’t yet agreed on terms with the club regarding his new contract. Considering there is only a year left on the striker’s contract The Toffees need to either convince him to stay or cash him out for a profit.

Also Read: Premier League Transfer Window Predictions 2024: Big Players Who Could Move This Summer

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