Rio Ferdinand factors out Everton’s conundrum forward of January window
Former great Manchester United defender turned popular football expert Rio Ferdinand was impressed by Everton after beating Southampton last week.
The Toffees have been missing some key players, particularly their full-backs, but Carlo Ancelotti has come up with a system to counter the problem.
Having two center-backs in the full-back roles helped them solidify the defense and Ferdinand was very impressed.
Everton are third in the Premier League behind Leicester City despite having one game in hand. The Toffees were scheduled to play against Manchester City on Monday night, but the game was postponed for medical reasons as the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 on the City roster increased.
Ferdinand says Everton will have a big decision to make in the January transfer window. They signed well over the summer, and each of them – Ben Godfrey, Allan, Abdoulaye Doucoure, and James Rodriguez – did well.
With Everton now one of the top 4 candidates, the Everton board has to answer the call to see if they want to spend a lot again in January.
“What the big question now is that the January window is now coming and we know the owners and people who run Everton have the money … will they smell something?” Ferdinand said on his Youtube Channel.
“This is the puzzle they are in – are we going to do this? Are we spending and investing more money? Or are we satisfied with what we have? Because they hurt themselves. That’s the problem.”
To be fair, Everton is unlikely to be active in the January transfer window.
In two interviews, Ancelotti indicated what he wanted to do. Earlier this month, the Italian said he wanted to make steady progress at the club and that the main focus was on entering Europe, which doesn’t necessarily mean the Champions League.
And last week, Ancelotti made it clear that he didn’t even think about the transfer window as Everton will have a strong squad once the key players return from injury.
However, if there is a good player in the market at a bargain price, Everton could try their luck.