Sam Allardyce Opens up on January Transfer Targets

Everton are looking to strengthen in January, despite after spending several hundred millions back in the summer, according to manager Sam Allardyce. The former Bolton and West Ham manager recently took over at Goodison Park. He has become the third manager at Everton after the club parted company with Ronald Koeman only to witness similar poor performances under interim boss David Unsworth. Since the arrival of Allardyce, however, results have improved a lot at Goodison Park with the team going unbeaten in more than five matches.

This tremendous run of form is likely to be assisted further by a couple of signings in January, according to the manager. One of the target appears to be Sevilla midfielder Steven Nzonzi, who has been a key player for the Spanish outfit. However, he used to play under Allardyce at Blackburn. Allardyce has confirmed that he would like to be reunited with the player, who has spent most of his time in English football. Since coming to Blackburn in 2009, he also went on to represent Stoke City before leaving English football in 2015. Now, the 29-year-old is on the verge of a return back to England with Allardyce looking to strengthen the midfield positions.

The manager has also revealed that he might also be interested in a forward to complement Wayne Rooney. “I'd be very interested in Steven but if you have a look at how many footballers there are at the club, then it is impossible for me to block that up even more. We would be better served in other areas - like another goalscorer, maybe a full-back. After that who knows. I wouldn't envisage us getting more than two in. I don't think we need more than two,” said Allardyce. Everton may not have much issues funding the transfer after coming on with a post-tax profit of over £ 30 million.