It has been a season far from good for Everton and has seen them enter the relegation zone for a brief period in the first half of the term. The impact was so far-reaching that their former manager Ronald Koeman, who helped them to finish in the 7th spot on the Premier League table in the previous season, had to face the sack.
However, under the tutelage of their new manager Sam Allardyce, the Toffees have found their feet once again in the top flight and are destined to stay back in the Premier League, given nothing disastrous happens to see them get derailed before reaching their desired target.
The Blues of the Merseyside and their faithful had no idea about this when the club splashed the cash lavishly in the summer transfer market. They brought in nine players including the likes of Wayne Rooney, Micheal Keane, Davy Klaassen and Sandro Ramirez, who were in gallant form at that time. However, the story looked far from perfect for them as the season started and the results started to go against them, as the Toffees slumped to the bottom end of the table in the most humiliating of ways possible.
There have been a number of inclusions to the team in the winter transfer market as well and the new signings like Theo Walcott and Cenk Tosun already have started to make a solid impression among the fans and the club hierarchy with their brilliant performances. However, the trouble is not yet over for Everton as they need to be cautious for the rest of the season and also take every step with absolute cautiousness before investing into players in the next transfer market.
Also, they need to let go of a number of players in the summer who have been ranked underperformers this term. Here are a few such players, who might be shown the door by the Everton management.
The Dutchman was one of the hottest properties in the market and the guile with which the Toffees brought him into their squad amidst interest from a number of big-name clubs was highly lauded by the fans. However, the former Ajax captain was unable to live up to the expectations and had to be reduced to the bench after a series of dismal shows in the Everton jersey and might be offloaded in the summer.
Held in the highest regard, the sublime striker from Spain was brought in to fill in the shoes left by the Belgian forward Romelu Lukaku. However, he looked nowhere near the form he showed in the previous season for Malaga and was sent on loan to play for Sevilla. The chance of a return to the Goodison Park looks pretty gloomy for the young Spaniard and he might be shown the door on a permanent basis.
The Frenchman joined the club from Manchester United in search of regular first-team football. Though he was impressive in the early stages of his stay at the Merseyside club, gradually his form hit a low and now he is slowly but surely falling down the pecking order with Tom Davies looking to fill into his place in the pitch. This might be the indication of the end of his career with the Toffees as he might be forced to leave the club in the summer.