Everton completed the signing of Yannick Bolasie on Monday.
Everton owner Farhad Moshiri and chairman Bill Kenwright in the stands before the match
Wealthy Everton investor Farhad Moshiri says the club are anxious to further strengthen the playing squad after completing a big-money move for Yannick Bolasie from Crystal Palace, Sky Sports report.
The Toffees had been relatively quiet on the transfer front this summer, yet the arrival of Steve Walsh as the club’s new director of football has sparked a spending spree over the past week.
The Merseyside club have brought in the likes of Wales international skipper Ashley Williams from Swansea City, and yesterday the club completed a deal for powerful winger Bolasie.
Yet according to welathy investor Moshiri, the club aren’t quite done there and before the transfer deadline he hopes to provide boss Ronald Koeman with another couple of leading players.
"We are very pleased about today's signing but remain anxious to further strengthen the squad. The chairman is relentlessly pushing things forward with my total support for him, Steve Walsh and Ronald Koeman,” he told Sky Sports.
Everton manager Ronaldo Koeman
Many questioned why Koeman opted to leave Southampton for Everton this summer considering the Saints finished in a lofty sixth spot last season while the Toffees struggled in midtable.
But with Southampton losing key stars such as Sadio Mane, Victor Wanyama and Graziano Pelle whereas Everton are intent on strengthening with big-money signings, it’s becoming increasingly more understandable.
Koeman’s side kicked off their season with a decent display in the 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur, and now they will be looking to build on that with the help of a few new fresh faces.
General view outside the stadium before the match - Goodison Park