Ronald Koeman admits he told Everton to take their time with transfers

New manager Ronald Koeman during the press conference

The Blues have made four new signings so far this summer.

Everton manager Ronald Koeman before the matchEverton manager Ronald Koeman before the match

Everton manager Ronald Koeman has explained to the Daily Mail that he told the club to take their time over signing new players.

The Blues were expected to be busy this summer after Farhad Moshiri had provided the Dutchman with large transfer funds.

It had been a relatively frustrating window for them up until the last week though, with just Maarten Stekelenburg and Idrissa Gueye arriving at the club.

Things accelerated following the sale of John Stones to Manchester City, with Ashley Williams and Yannick Bolasie arriving from Swansea City and Crystal Palace respectively.

New Everton investor Farhad Moshiri in the standsNew Everton investor Farhad Moshiri in the stands

Everton fans had been somewhat frustrated with the lack of arrivals, but Koeman has revealed he told the club to take their time.

“It's not about numbers of new players, it's what the team needs. That's not stuff for the press,” he told the Daily Mail.

“We're always looking at players to have a stronger squad than we have. That's one of our jobs to do. We're doing our transfers a little bit late because I spoke to the club to take their time.”

Manchester City's Joe Hart looks dejectedManchester City's Joe Hart looks dejected

The Blues boss has also hinted that they may look to add another goalkeeper to their squad before the end of the transfer window.

He currently has Maarten Stekelenburg and Joel Robles available to him, but neither is considered a long-term option in the position.

They have been heavily inked with Manchester City’s Joe Hart this week as a result, and while Koeman refused to name him as a target, he did hint that a new goalkeeper was among his targets.

“We need three goalkeepers. We have Joel, Maarten and a young goalkeeper. It's all about a decision we have to make,” he added. 

Everton manager Ronaldo KoemanEverton manager Ronaldo Koeman

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