Everton boss Marco Silva has spoken with caution regarding the potential for his side to sign players in the January transfer window.
The Toffees had an extremely proficient summer in the market, bringing in a large number of additions to their squad for a huge outlay, which could well mean a quiet time of it this month.
Silva acquired the likes of Richarlison, Bernard, Lucas Digne, Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes in the previous transfer window, and believes adding more players to his Everton squad will be an admission that his earlier business was incorrect.
The Toffees boss admits that he is happy with the signings he made, and would only go back into the market should a long term target become available.
“I keep saying to you, because it is my feeling, the summer was really good for us in terms of signings and I am really happy because all the players I put to our board as targets, and the names I put on the table, we signed and they have performed well and everyone is really happy with them,” Everton boss Silva told the Liverpool Echo.
“For me it is really important as a coach because when I see targets and put them on the table and they come and perform, then it means I did my work really well.
“And the club had the capacity – through our owner, our board, our chairman, our sporting director – to do these things in the summer.
“When I told you that if you start to change many, many things in January it means we didn’t do everything or we didn’t do everything right, and you have to go step-by-step.”
Everton fans might be a little disappointed with that admission, as although good business was done in the summer, the form of the Goodison Park outfit has left a lot to be desired, with consistency missing for much of the campaign.
Their initial wobbly form could have been accounted by a number of players needing time to bed in gel, but the Toffees stars no longer have that as an excuse, so supporters will be eager to see them deliver the potential they offer over the remainder of the season.