Which position do Everton need to strengthen the most in January?

Everton manager Sam Allardyce is seen during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Everton at St. James Park on December 13, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

Everton are likely to spend again with the transfer window set to reopen.

Everton's English manager Sam Allardyce shouts from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England...

The January transfer window is set to open soon and Everton will certainly be seeking to add to their squad.

After spending heavily in the summer, Everton endured a difficult start to the campaign before showing significant signs of improvement following the appointment of manager Sam Allardyce.

Allardyce is likely to want to make further additions at Goodison Park but in which position do Everton need to strengthen the most?

A new left-back would certainly be welcome but if Leighton Baines stays fit and Luke Garbutt is registered to play in the Premier League, that issue can be addressed.

Sandro Ramirez of Everton FC lines up prior to the UEFA Europa League group E match between Everton FC and Apollon Limassol at Goodison Park on September 28, 2017 in Liverpool, United...

Signing a new centre-back would help Everton but Allardyce has managed to make the team more resilient with the resources that they already possess.

A new striker, then, is perhaps the biggest requirement for Everton is this transfer window. Dominic Calvert-Lewin is talented but still rather raw, Oumar Niasse doesn't appear to be in favour under Allardyce and Sandro Ramirez has failed to settle since joining from Malaga.

Christian Benteke of Crystal Palace during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Watford at Selhurst Park on December 12, 2017 in London, England.

Crystal Palace's Christian Benteke, who has prior experience of working with Allardyce, or Arsenal's Olivier Giroud, who almost joined Everton in the summer, as reported by Sky Sports, would be good options to consider, with Benteke the more realistic choice.

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