“The players we are going to sign will be good players”: Carlo Ancelotti reveals that he has received “guarantees” from the Everton board that he can improve the team in the summer
- Carlo Ancelotti says he will draw ‘good players’ in the summer transfer window
- The Toffees boss recently had conversations with owner Farhad Moshiri
- Everton has been associated with Edinson Cavani, Adrien Rabiot and Thiago Silva
- Ancelotti thinks James Rodriguez ‘will still be a Real Madrid player next term’
Carlo Ancelotti has been told he can renew Everton’s squad, but that doesn’t mean he’ll be rushing to reunite with some former superstars.
Everton’s manager doesn’t believe a major operation is needed to turn his group into a group that can consistently challenge European football, and he has had talks with owner Farhad Moshiri and Marcel Brands, the sporting director, about goals.
He makes it clear that Everton will fund his plans and says, “I have board assurance that we’re going to improve the squad.”
Carlo Ancelotti says he will receive financial support to significantly improve Everton’s roster
Ancelotti has worked with countless big names over the past decade and it has led Everton to meet Edinson Cavani, Adrien Rabiot and Thiago Silva – three of his longtime squad from Paris Saint-Germain – and Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez.
Rodriguez is a player who greatly admires Ancelotti. Madrid will allow the Colombia international to leave this summer because they have to earn money back, but the Italian has indicated that he will look for new talent elsewhere instead of going back to what he knows.
“We need good players,” said Ancelotti, who believes Everton should win four of the remaining five games to have a chance to qualify for Europe. “The players we are going to draw are good players. It doesn’t matter if they are young or old; with experience or without experience.
Ancelotti says he believes James Rodriguez will ‘still be a Real Madrid player next season’
“The names you mentioned are the same names that were mentioned a year ago when I was in Naples; they follow me! James Rodriguez? I like, I like very much as a player. When I left Madrid, James Rodriguez followed me to Munich. He came to play.
“But he followed me as a rumor to Napoli and now he follows me to Everton as a rumor. I have to be honest – I really like him. But he is a Real Madrid player. I think he will still be a Real Madrid player. We are looking for players I don’t know, to get an idea of the market. ‘
The way Everton lost to Tottenham on Monday suggested that more work needs to be done in Goodison Park than was initially indicated, but Ancelotti said, “We have a lot of young players with a lot of quality. We will improve the team without many changes. ‘