Everton may acquire a man for £40,000 per week who makes more money than Branthwaite.

Everton may acquire a man for £40,000 per week who makes more money than Branthwaite.

It’s no secret that Everton has had to operate within a tight budget due to their recent Financial Fair Play (FFP) issues.

Consequently, most of their signings have been either free transfers or acquired for low transfer fees. Players like Youssef Chermiti, Jack Harrison, and Beto have joined the club this season,

with Beto being the only one to command a transfer fee exceeding £10 million.

The club’s transfer market history has been marked by erratic spending, including significant

investments in players like Davy Klaassen and Jean-Philippe Gbamin, who failed to make a significant impact.

Gbamin, in particular, endured a period marred by injuries during his time at Goodison Park.

In recent years, prior to Sean Dyche’s arrival, Everton’s transfer strategy has shifted towards youth, with Dyche showing faith in younger first-team members like Jarrad Branthwaite

and James Garner, both of whom have established themselves in the starting lineup.

However, one senior player signed last summer has struggled to perform in the

Premier League despite previous success in the English top flight.

Ashley Young, the former Manchester United winger who joined Everton on a

free transfer from Aston Villa, has made 20 Premier League appearances for the club, often featuring at right-back.

However, his contributions have been limited, with no goals or assists and an average rating of 6.6.

Young’s weekly wage of £40,000 places him among the higher earners at Everton, despite his lack of significant on-field impact. With Everton having spent £960,000

on Young’s wages so far, and set to pay him £1.6 million by the end of his contract in June, his signing has not yielded the desired results.

Given Young’s underwhelming performances and his contract expiring at the end of the season, it’s unlikely Everton will seek to extend his deal. Instead, the club may focus on nurturing

young talent like Nathan Patterson, who has been overshadowed by Young’s presence in the squad.

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