New Everton boss Sam Allardyce is already planning his moves for the January transfer window as he looks to cure the clubs squad imbalance.
The Toffees have struggled immensely this season and the appointment of Allardyce simply shows that.
Having sacked Ronald Koeman for a poor start to the season, caretaker manager David Unsworth couldn’t stop the rot.
Not only that, results actually got worse and the club lost both 5-1 and 4-1 to Italian side Atalanta and Southampton in the same week.
That prompted majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri to bring Big Sam into the club to steady the ship.
While there is no doubt that he will be looking to get the best out of the players he already has, there is also some very drastic squad problems.
Everton are extremely short defensively, with no cover for injured full-back Leighton Baines and a lack of depth in central defence.
Not only that, the club lack a recognised striker following Romelu Lukaku’s exit for Manchester United.
Now, Big Sam has confirmed that they are just some of the positions he is looking to strengthen in the January transfer window.
When asked whether buying a striker is a priority, Allardyce responded with “I wouldn’t disagree.
“We’re certainly short of defenders and I think we’re short of full-backs.”
“Look, you’d have Baines and Coleman all day long but we’ve got young Jonjoe Kenny, who is outstanding.”
“We have to be careful with him and we haven’t really…