Ronald Koeman has been one of the busiest managers in the Premier League this summer, but the Everton boss may not have finished just yet.
Gylfi Sigurdsson completed his club-record £45million move to Goodison Park from Swansea City earlier this week, and made his debut for the club as a substitute in the 1-1 draw at Manchester City on Monday. In doing so, he became the seventh new league debutant for the Toffees this season.
Jordan Pickford, Michael Keane, Cuco Martina, Davy Klaassen and Sandro Ramirez all made their bow in the 1-0 win over Stoke City on Saturday, when Wayne Rooney – who netted the opener against City – scored the winner on his return to Merseyside following his transfer from Manchester United.
As impressive as Everton’s start to the new season has been, they are likely to expect more once their new additions have settled. And speaking after the 1-1 draw at the Etihad Stadium, Koeman revealed that he still hopes to make two more signings before the transfer window closes next week.
“We are looking for a left-footed central defender, maybe as back-up for Leighton Baines,” he told Sky Sports. “Also a striker because I think even with the talent [already in the squad], look to other squads. They have that number of players. If we need to make the next step we need a striker in as well.”
In total, Koeman has been able to spend around £140million on his squad this summer. However, there remains a concern that without the goals of last season’s top scorer Romelu Lukaku – who is now scoring freely at Old Trafford – his side may fall short in their quest to challenge the top-four.