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Everton face ‘definite problem’ after failing to address major weakness in transfer market

Everton brought in nine new faces in the transfer window, but was it enough?

Everton are facing a “definite problem” up front, having failed to address the glaring issue in their squad this summer.

The Blues brought in nine new faces in the transfer window, including club record signing Gylfi Sigurdsson.

But despite the arrival of Sandro from Malaga, as well as the return of Wayne Rooney, the void left by Romelu Lukaku following his £90million move to Manchester United remains large.

Ronald Koeman’s side have managed to score just two goals in the opening four league games – both by Rooney – and have picked up just four points.

Interest in Olivier Giroud and Christian Benteke, amongst others, failed to develop, leaving Everton with just three recognised forwards until January.

Speaking on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football, Jamie Carragher admits the lack of options up front is a concern for Koeman’s side.

The pundit also believes signing a striker was the obvious necessity for the Blues.

“I know people who were at the game, speaking to Everton fans afterwards, they were very disappointed with how they performed,” Carragher said.

“I think there is definitely a problem at centre forward for Everton, a huge problem. I said that when they signed Sigurdsson, I think he’s a good player but centre forwards are what they needed more than anything.”

Everton will be hoping their goalscoring efforts in the Premier League can turn around this weekend against Manchester United, who conceded their first goals of the campaign against Stoke on Saturday.

They will come up against former star Lukaku, who already has four goals for his new club, following on from his 26 in his final season at Goodison.


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