Everton’s new manager will have three league games to assess the health of his squad before the transfer window closes this summer.
A rule change means that the Premier League transfer window will be adjusted to the rest of Europe at the end of August, after it was closed before the start of the season.
The Blues play Southampton, Leeds United and Brighton before the window closes at 11pm on August 31, and what Everton looks like during the opening games could shape the club’s activity in the last few days of the market.
Everton goes to Brighton on Saturday 28th August and has three more days to complete its summer transfer deals.
Before Carlo Ancelotti’s shocking departure to Real Madrid earlier this month, Italian and football director Marcel Brands were in the process of finalizing their list of goals.
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A new right-back is being pursued while a winger should also be targeted. Ancelotti had also indicated in the run-up to reinforcement and made it clear that he wanted to make the loan change from Robin Olsen from AS Roma a permanent move.
But the first three games of the season could change the club’s focus in the closing stages of the window, and the Blues have traditionally done a lot of deals on deadline day for the past few years.
Everton are still looking for Ancelotti’s replacement and are now in their third week of their search.
Transfer plans are on hold, it is said, until a new manager is found and Brands can discuss the summer plans with him.