Everton are enduring a promising season so far under the guidance of current coach Marco Silva, with the Portuguese coach having arrived at Goodison Park from Watford this past summer.
The Toffees also delved into the summer transfer market with plenty of top names and impressive talent arriving within their ranks, ahead of what the club hoped would be a top campaign in the Premier League.
But the Merseyside club currently sit down in ninth position in the division standings, a little short of where they had initially liked to be.
However, prospects still look encouraging and another few swoops during the winter window could help propel them towards a more promising outcome come next May.
Everton are currently regarded at 10/1 with bet365 in the Premier League betting to secure an impressive top-six finish this season.
With plenty of the newer arrivals in the squad still settling in on the blue half of Merseyside, there’s still room for improvement and beneficial boosts. So, here are some potential young signings for Silva in the upcoming winter transfer market, which could boost his future prospects.
Tom Pearce (Leeds United)
Leeds United defender Tom Pearce may not be the most experienced at the top level but his recent performances for his current Yorkshire club have really caught the eye and a big move to the Premier League is widely tipped.
Everton could be his eventual destination, with the highly-rated left back showing plenty of impressive potential in The Championship for Marcelo Bielsa during the course of this current campaign.
With Leighton Baines getting on a bit in the later stages of his career at Goodison Park, Silva may see this 21-year-old prospect as the future of the left side of his backline.
George Bello (Atlanta United)
There’s another young talent next on the list, in the form of George Bello, with the higly-rated Atlanta United ace being tipped for big things in the future.
At only 16 years of age, the young Nigerian-born American is being linked with a promising switch to England’s top tier from the MLS, where he is currently plying his trade.
This would represent another investment for the future for Silva and his Toffees ranks, with the promising defensive unit being lined up as a possible January arrival. Bello only recently netted his first ever goal in the MLS, which was a massive feat considering his age, having struck past New England Revolution.
Samuel Kalu (Bordeaux)
Another Nigerian player is in Everton’s sights according to widespread reports, with Bordeaux ace Samuel Kalu catching the eye.
However, the Toffees may face a tough battle to acquire his services after such sublime showings in Ligue 1 this current campaign.
Kalu has been in fine form, with all of Wolverhampton Wanderers, Chelsea, Leicester City, Newcastle United and, of course, Everton, having had scouts overlook the youngster’s recent performances on French soil. He is one not to miss out on for Everton but it may be a tight battle in order to land him. Watch this space.