Frank Lampard could still face a tough challenge at Everton, as one journalist has revealed the side may need to sell Dominic Calvert-Lewin or Richarlison.
Lampard’s task at Everton was a tough one when he took charge in January. The Toffees were 16th in the Premier League, and looked out of sorts following some poor form.
While he managed to win his second league game, his side still struggled for form. Indeed, Everton looked for a while as if they were going to be relegated from the league.
However, a comeback win over Crystal Palace in the penultimate game of the season confirmed their safety before the final day.
Despite a poor season, there were some positives for Everton. The biggest cause for optimism was the form of Richarlison – the striker surpassed 10 goals in all competitions for the fourth time with the Toffees.
While Calvert-Lewin was below his usual standards and kept out with injury, it was his goal that confirmed the side’s safety.
Everton could yet face more problems, though. One Sky Sports journalist feels that the Merseysiders may have to see the back of one of those stars in order to rebuild.
“Frank Lampard and his coaching staff have worked superbly to unify a fractured club but continued structural improvements must be implemented first before further mistakes in the transfer market are made,” he said.
“Depending on the severity of the club’s finances, they may need to sell one of Dominic Calvert-Lewin or Richarlison in order to improve the overall quality of the squad.
“Young and hungry players are needed. But the emergence of Anthony Gordon as a first-team regular provides inspiration for others seeking a pathway to the first team.”
Lampard won’t want to lose Calvert-Lewin or Richarlison
Lampard is unlikely to want to sell either Calvert-Lewin or Richarlison. The pair have been two of Everton’s most crucial assets over the past few seasons.
In each of the past four seasons, at least one of them was the Toffees’ top goalscorer.
With that being said, they will no doubt be the players Lampard wants to build round. Losing one or both of them would surely mean for another poor season at Goodison Park.
The club will hope they have the finances to tempt some good players to the club without selling up.