Everton have no choice but to sell players if they want to remodel their squad in the summer.
That is the view of finance guru Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the cash-strapped Toffees’ recruitment prospects.
Everton have posted astronomical combined losses of £ 373million over the past three years, well beyond the £ 105m permitted under financial fair play.
But iNews reported on Monday (April 18) that Farhad Moshiri will make funds available to reshape the squad in the upcoming transfer window.
Everton, who are currently embroiled in a dogfight relegation, have spent heavily with little rewards since Moshiri took over the club in 2016.
And Maguire insists that sales will be necessary if the Merseysiders are to bring in any new faces this summer.
“There’s no doubt that they need to sell players”He told Football InsiderAdam Williams.
“Their wages to revenue ratio was 93 percent last season. The focus has to be on getting unwanted and underperforming players off the accounts.
“It’s a case of not just buying but buying smart in the future. That has been their problem over the course of the Moshiri regime.
“It’s difficult to name a single signing who can who you can point to and say they have been an unequivocal success.”
Everton face the division’s in-form team in Liverpool today (April 24).
Frank Lampard’s side will move four points clear of the relegation zone should they manage to pull off an unlikely upset against their rivals.
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