Everton manager David Moyes has said that the current lofty position of the club cannot be maintaining next season if the club do not bring in at least five new players in the summer. Everton are currently sixth in the Premier league table with an outside chance of finishing in the top four, which would guarantee them Champions League football next season.
However, Moyes has pointed to the fact that there are several players coming to the end of their careers at Everton, and the team needs injection of fresh blood in order to maintain the pressure against the likes of Tottenham and Liverpool.
The future of Moyes has been under great speculation over the last few months, as he has refused to sign a new contract before the end of the season. Everton midfielder Phil Neville has already announced that he will not be extended his contract with the club, as he is going to search new challenges. The likes of Sylvain Distin and Leon Osman have been great servants to the club over the years, but they do not have many years ahead of them in football. Moyes has said that the club needs to bring in at least five young players in the summer if they are to maintain open for the top four positions next season.
“I do think there is a big rebuilding job to go on. We have a little bit of an ageing team. With Phil going, that is a big piece of the jigsaw which will leave and, if we make Europe, we are going to have to find a way of bringing in five or six players because of the way your squad is affected. We have a few players in their 30s and we have to start looking to replace them but supporters also want us to continue playing at the top of the league,” said Moyes.