New boss Silva and director of football Marcel Brands still have plenty of work to do though, and another striker may be a top priority when the transfer window opens in January.
Cenk Tosun has been inconsistent in front of goal, Dominic Calvert-Lewin is little more than an impact substitute and Oumar Niasse looks to be on his way out in 2019.
Now, The Mirror report that Silva wants to bring Leicester ace Vardy to Goodison Park in January, pushing for Everton to make a £25million move to sign him.
Vardy, 31, was left out of Leicester's starting line-up to face West Ham United on Saturday night, amid claims from The Telegraph that there is a fractious relationship between Vardy and Puel.
The striker would give Everton real pace in attack, though it currently seems unlikely that Puel will be in charge of Leicester come January, and a new manager may just give Vardy reassurances about his role.
Signed for Leicester by ex-Everton director of football Steve Walsh, Vardy could be the proven striker that Silva needs to lead the line – and a big January bid could be in the offing, despite his advancing years.
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