What a season it has been for Everton and the Goodison Park faithful. Although they’ve failed to crack the top six, and ultimately, even fell behind Wolverhampton Wanderers, this was a season in which Everton could build upon. It can be said, however, that the lack of a true number 9 really hurt Everton throughout the season.

Cenk Tosun, although a great footballer, lacked the quality and technique to compete in the Premier League. With his tally of 3 goals from 25 appearances, it was not acceptable enough for a team trying to crack the top six. Richarlison’s tally of 13 goals from 35 appearances helped Everton throughout the season, however, Everton really suffered from their lack of physicality up front when Richarlison was deployed as the main striker. With his best performances coming from the left-hand side of the wing. And Dominic Calvert-Lewin, 6 goals and 2 assists from 35 appearances, is too raw and lacks that killer instinct needed to close out games.

With this being said it is abundantly clear what Everton’s main priority will be this summer transfer window. Marcel Brands and Marco Silva will have to be extremely cautious, however, of buying the best talent available, at the right price.