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Silva wants to bring ‘two or three’ players to Everton in January

Everton boss Marco Silva has said he would love to make ‘two or three’ signings this month in order to turn around his side’s mediocre start to the season.

The Everton faithful went into the 2018/19 campaign with renewed optimism after the club sacked Sam Allardyce and replaced him with the far more positive Marco Silva.

However, going into this weekend’s Premier League clash with Bournemouth, the Blues find themselves down in 11th place, having won seven, drawn six and lost eight of their opening 21 league games.

Silva made a number of signings over the summer, with the likes of Richarlison, Yerry Mina, Lucas Digne, Andre Gomes and Bernard arriving on Merseyside, but speaking ahead of the Sunday lunchtime kick-off at Goodison Park, Silva has said he is looking at signing ‘two or three’ more players this month.

“Of course, all the coaches want to do everything they can in one transfer window,” Silva said in his pre-match press conference.

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“When I told you in the summer, I am not here to change 12 or 13 players.

“The club signed 12 players last season and at the end some of them didn’t perform as we expect.

“I think we did really well in the summer and if you ask me if we have the possibilities to have the money conditions to do two or three very good moves (in this window), of course, you can improve our squad.

“But if we don’t then you have to wait for the next market. I know if maybe if there was a different coach here, talking to you, they are saying: ‘We need this and this and this’ to defend themselves.

“But it’s not my way. Sure, it’s easy for me to come in and here and say: ‘We need this and this and this’ and pass the responsibility.

“It’s not my way, I am here to work for Everton Football Club, not to work for myself. I’m here to work with the players we have. If you ask me tomorrow which positions we need to improve, they are always in my mind.

“The names are there also but they have to be within our possibilities.”

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