We are well and truly into the second half of the season. Right now, Everton’s summer of spending in 2017 sure seems like a waste of time. Jordan Pickford looks to be quite a find. That’s fair. But Wayne Rooney and Gylfi Sigurdsson can’t play together. Davy Klaassen has gone missing. Sandro Ramirez can’t get on track. And Michael Keane can’t stay healthy. The club has a problem, but throwing money at it won’t help. The scouting teams need to be seriously analyzed. You can afford to miss on a guy like Sandro, but not with the big bucks being thrown to Keane and Klaassen.
In case you missed it
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Tuesday’s Toffee Bites
Juventus wants Mario Balotelli on a free, Everton must move now - HITC
Mario Balotelli was linked with Everton in December after a wonderful 2017-18 campaign.
Theo Walcott has a chance to be something besides a failed wonderkid - SBNation
Arsenal, England, and Walcott’s disappointments have gone hand in hand for a decade. Change could be a good thing.
Liverpool and Everton set for £5million transfer battle - Mirror Online
The 20-year-old is rated as the best young defender in the country by Addicks boss Karl Robinson.
Everton's Allardyce rules out January exit for Oumar Niasse - Goal.com
The Toffees are keen on keeping the 27-year-old forward amid speculations linking him away from Merseyside.
Everton linked with fresh Khouma Babacar move - Liverpool Echo
Blues tried to sign Babacar in August - but reports in Italy say they are still keen.
Pickford Wins Coveted England Prize - EvertonFC.com
Jordan Pickford paid tribute to the coaches who have helped him become one of this country’s finest goalkeepers after being named Vauxhall England Men’s Under-21 player of the year for 2017.
What and How to Watch
Copa del Rey: Sevilla vs Atletico Madrid, 3:30 p.m. ET, beIN Sports
League Cup: Bristol City vs Manchester City, 2:45 p.m. ET, ESPN3
Copa MX: Venados vs Cafetaleros de Tapachula, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN3
Cimarrones de Sonora vs Queretaro, 10 p.m. ET, ESPN3
Coupe de France: Nantes vs Auxerre, 12:30 p.m. ET, fuboTV
Epinal vs Olympique Marseille, 3 p.m. ET, fuboTV
NBA: Cavaliers at Spurs, 8 p.m. ET, TNT
Celtics at Lakers, 10:30 p.m. ET, TNT
NHL: Flyers at Red Wings, 7:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN