It has been a relatively quiet transfer window for Everton with the club leadership almost from top to bottom stating that the Blues would be operating on a ‘one in, one out’ basis.
The Blues’ miserable form once fatigue set in during the holiday season showed that Marco Silva’s reconstruction project would take longer than one transfer window to fix, but with all the money majority shareowner Farhad Moshiri has already shelled out, it was no surprise to hear that the Toffees would not be big players this month.
Among players to have been shipped out of the senior squad this month so far are Kieran Dowell (loan, to Sheffield United [Championship]), Mason Holgate (loan, to West Bromwich Albion [Championship]), & Oumar Niasse (loan, Cardiff City [Premier League]).
The Premier League January transfer window closes tomorrow, Thursday the 31st at 11pm BST (6pm EST, 3pm PST). Most of the major European leagues will also have their windows close on the 31st at various points of the evening, with the Serie A window already closed.
The 11pm cutoff is for all teams to get their paperwork into the FA, but minor details of deals can continue to be finalized after that time.
Among Blues that might still leave the club, Idrissa Gueye appears to be a hot favourite with Paris St. Germain chasing the Senegalese midfielder, but Arsenal and Manchester United have been recently mentioned as in the running for the player.
Cenk Tosun’s name has come up more often than not as well, despite Silva saying that he’s an important part of the squad, and showing it as well in the last couple of games.
Yannick Bolasie was a surprise return to the Blues after canceling his loan deal to Aston Villa, but has been linked with a move to his former side Crystal Palace as well.