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|Hirving Lozano, Malcom and what happened to the players Everton didn't sign this summer
sbothai We have a look at the stars linked with the Blues, but who didn't make the move to Merseyside. It was always going to be a busy summer transfer window for Everton. A failed strategy from a year previously had left the club floundering throughout the subsequent season and eventually cost the two men in charge at the time, Ronald Koeman and Steve Walsh, their jobs. Marco Silva and Marcel Brands were placed at the helm this time, and there was a lot of work to be done on the Blues squad. Everton eventually signed six players in what was a hectic transfer window which saw a large number leave Goodison Park, both permanently and on loan.
It's clear to see why there's so much excitement around Hirving Lozano. Right from the start of the transfer window there was an acceptance that Everton were desperately lacking pace and skill across the pitch, but especially needed an injection of both in the final third. Richarlison sbothai was the man eventually chosen to fill that gap, and Blues supporters won't be questioning that decision at all now. But, at one point, it looked like Lozano might be the man. The arrival of Marcel Brands from PSV sparked rumour that the winger could be on Everton's radar, with the Mexico international's name even being expressly mentioned in the director of football's first Blues press conference alongside Marco Silva.
Just like on the wing, very early on it was identified that left-back was an area Everton desperately needed to improve. Leighton Baines has been a mainstay in the starting lineup for a number of years, but has had little in terms of real competition to contend with for some time. One of the options Silva and Brands explored to solve that issue was Celtic left back Kieran Tierney, who was certainly an exciting prospect. sbothai The price quoted by the Scottish Premier League side was eventually too high and Everton walked away from any potential negotiations, looking alternatively at Lucas Digne .
Everton were never interested in Malcom, but that didn't stop a lot of rumours spreading during one stage of the transfer window in particular. As the Blues were still looking for a solution to their problems a few names were thrown up, with the then-Bordeaux star's name thrown up by some. As already mentioned there was no interest from Everton, however, and what followed was one of the most strange transfer sagas throughout the whole summer. Roma announced that they had agreed a deal with Bordeaux to bring the Brazilian international to Serie A, and supporters even were waiting at the airport for his arrival.