Everton fans react as Allardyce claims club can be top-four side soon

Sam Allardyce, Manager of Everton looks on prior to the Premier League match between Everton and Southampton at Goodison Park on May 5, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

Everton are aspiring to become a top club in the Premier League.

Sam Allardyce, Manager of Everton gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Everton at John Smith's Stadium on April 28, 2018 in...

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.

Under-fire manager Sam Allardyce believes the club, under the ownership of Farhad Moshiri, is laying the foundation needed to become a top-four club, though.

Everton's Turkish striker Cenk Tosun (L), Everton's Dutch midfielder Davy Klaassen (C) and Everton's Croatian striker Nikola Vlasic make a walkabout on the field after the English Premier...

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.”

Sam Allardyce, Manager of Everton looks on prior to the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Everton at John Smith's Stadium on April 28, 2018 in Huddersfield, England.

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:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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