Everton will finish the season in either eighth or ninth position after an uninspiring Premier League campaign.
The Toffees want to establish themselves as a top-six side, and £153million was spent during the summer transfer window to that effect.
Only Manchester City ( £217m), Chelsea (£202m) and Manchester United (£170m) spent more than Everton and, while they will all be playing in Europe next season as expected, the Merseysiders are at their wit's end as to what to do in order to play regular continental football.
Everton are building a new stadium and can afford to splash the cash in the transfer window, and Big Sam reckons they are moving in the right direction.
“A new stadium at Everton is the right thing to do and the right way forward to try to achieve everybody’s desire, particularly the fans," Allardyce said, as reported by Goal.
“With it, you give the fans a better chance that this club can then compete in Europe and maybe one day even compete and get in the top four, and into the Champions’ League.
“I think if Everton go to a new stadium competing in the top six or seven or even greater, then it will give more of a chance of getting towards where the fans want to go.”
The big claim did not go down well with most Everton fans, though, as they clearly know it would take a lot of investment and time to challenge the big wigs in the English top flight for the Champions League spots.
Here is how they reacted on Twitter to Allardyce's claims:
Top 4 in the Championship? Thats where he will take them— Bryan Mc Cann (@Bryan277) May 7, 2018
When Everton reaches top four I'll stop smoking.— ViniRoys (@viniroys) May 7, 2018
The Big dreams of Big Sam. Keep dreaming Big man— Janet Chido Mpofu (@lapadite_) May 7, 2018
The top 4 of the middle tier teams— Errol Johnson (@ErrolJohnson18) May 7, 2018