Jagielka says Everton departures could be in double figures this year

Everton are set to have a very busy summer transfer window.

Everton captain Phil Jagielka has told the Telegraph that there could be double figures leaving the club this summer.

The Blues are currently without a manager having sacked Roberto Martinez last week.

When his replacement arrives at the club, he is sure to want to assess the squad he has inherited and make changes where necessary.

Indeed, there is likely to be a number of departures, with several of the first-team squad out of contract and the likes of Romelu Lukaku and John Stones continually linked with moves elsewhere.

And Jagielka has admitted to the Telegraph that it could be a busy summer for them, with the number of exits potentially being in double figures.

“There could be double figures leaving, which is a lot,” he told the Telegraph.

“We are talking about established first-team players. It is going to be a big change of personnel and that will play a big part in who will get the chance to manage the club.”

While the potential number of departures is concerning Jagielka, it will also be interesting to see how many arrive at the club.

New major shareholder Farhad Moshiri seems keen to provide the funds for a major rebuild this summer, and the fans will be keen to see them spent smartly.

It is likely to happen too, with the new Everton manager, whomever he may be, likely to be keen to add players to the squad to push on next season and beyond.

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