WHERE DID THE MONEY GO
It doesn’t look as though Everton will be making any transfers in the January transfer window.
Even though Everton boss David Moyes has managed to get 10 million pounds for Mikel Arteta on transfer deadline day, he won’t be able to use any of the money, with very little of the cash being made available to the transfer fund.
Although the top club officials are still not admitting to the fact that the club wants to pay down their debt with the Arteta cash rather than bring in new players, it looks like they are doing just that.
Fans are eager to know why there are no transfers taking place for defenders, midfielders and strikers as Everton should be making the most of whatever cash they can get together, especially given that the squad was thread-bare to begin with.
There is particularly demand for a new defender (or two) as Phil Jagielka, one of the stalwart defenders, is injured with ligament damage that will sideline him for the next six weeks. This has a huge impact on the solidity of the team – as soon as it was found out that Jagielka was injured and had to come off against QPR, the in-play football bet market made Everton favourites to lose the match.
By the looks of it, the only way Everton will be getting a new defender is if they manage to find a good enough player to come in on loan.