Speaking on his YouTube channel, Rio Ferdinand has claimed that Everton are coming to a bit of a crossroads in their season with the owners having to decide whether or not they want to invest in January.
The Toffees are in a strongest position they’ve been in for a long time, sitting third in the Premier League with the new year just around the corner.
Ferdinand believes that Marcelo Brands and Farhad Moshiri now have to decide whether or not they want to invest in January to consolidate their position.
“What the big question is now, is the January window is coming around, and we know that the owners and the people who run Everton have the cash. Will they smell something and think, if we put a bit of money into this we could actually do something really great this season for Everton Football Club,” Ferdinand said.
“That is the conundrum they’re in. Do we go for it? Do we spend a bit more money and invest? Or do we stick with what we’ve got? Because they’re picking up injuries, that’s their problem. It’s not a squad with huge depth, but I’m sure he’ll be delighted with what he’s got out of this team.”
Ferdinand is spot on, this is a huge decision for the owners to make.
Everton’s recruitment in the summer was brilliant, Allan, Abdoulaye Doucore and James Rodriguez have all been brilliant, and if they can bring in more players of that calibre for a good price then they shouldn’t hesitate.
However, change for change’s sake isn’t always a good thing.
Everton will of course be looking to cause something of an upset by gatecrashing the top four, or even mounting a title challenge, and sometimes the best way to keep momentum going is to not change anything.
Just look at the historic 2015/16 Leicester City side, they didn’t add too much in January, picking up a couple of cut-price deals for Daniel Amartey and Demarai Gray to add a bit of depth rather than signing a big name to try and push on.
Everton will certainly be an interesting side to follow in January.