With Everton’s last home game of the season today, it could also be the last time many fans will see some players in the current squad playing at Goodison Park.
Star striker Romelu Lukaku has made it clear that he will not be signing a new deal with the Blues. Fellow forward Ross Barkley has been given one week to decide whether he wants to sign a new contract or be sold in the summer transfer window.
Club captain Phil Jagielka has another year left on his contract and manager Ronald Koeman will probably want him around for insurance as Everton contest on four fronts next season.
Striker Arouna Kone is definitely gone at the end of the year as confirmed by Koeman and he could possibly get a couple of minutes for a farewell.
The Blues are yet to decide on the future of other striker Enner Valencia, who is on loan from West Ham. His release clause is rumoured to be set at about £12m, and if the Blues decide to not pay that he could be gone too.
Tom Cleverley and Oumar Niasse, out on loan currently are unlikely to be back, and the future of winger Gerard Deulofeu is still in doubt.
With the Blues playing in the Europa League, almost two full starting elevens of quality will be required, along with adequate replacements to account for the wear and tear of a gruelling season if long runs are made in the knockout competitions.
It remains to be seen if Koeman chooses to fill out his squad with half a dozen or more new signings, or if he’ll hang on to some older players while bringing in some newer of ‘his’ guys.