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Everton’s 2019 signees under scrutiny for underperformance

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Everton are currently facing all sorts of problems, from injuries, to sub-par displays by most players who were expected to perform impeccably, especially those acquired expensively in 2019.

The Toffees expected great results, but that hasn’t been the case so far. While most of the year’s signings have met expectations, some didn’t even want to stay at the club and left.

Among those who failed to deliver at Everton was goalkeeper Jonas Lossl, who left early this year after not playing a single game for The Blues since he was signed. Frenchman Sidibe, on the other hand, wasn’t bought after a poor loan term, so he rejoined Monaco.

Despite a successful loan term which saw him permanently signed at 22 million pounds from Barcelona, Andre Gomes’ form declined after an injury, and he is now a rare sight at Everton. Fabian Delph’s experience couldn’t help him lead younger players like Marco Silva expected, because the midfielder hasn’t played much due to constant unfitness.

25M pounds signee Moise Kean had a poor first season at Everton and wanted out, first going to PSG, and now Juventus on loan, hence the 21-year old hasn’t been impactful to Benitez’s side. Got on a similar amount to Kean, Jean-Phillipe Gbamin has only played five times since his arrival and is mostly out on injury.

Alex Iwobi’s acquisition is perhaps the most unfruitful one of that season. After paying a hefty fee and ignoring medicals, The Toffees haven’t had a glimpse of the striker they expected the Nigerian to be. He has 6 goals in 76 matches for the club, a true disappointment.

After all these players signed in a single season failed to deliver, it is clear that the Club either didn’t do their research well, or haven’t demanded enough. Either situation is questionable.


Written by Brigit Adongo

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