Ronald Koeman’s Everton got back to winning ways courtesy of a comfortable 2-0 win over West Ham on Sunday.
Goals from Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley secured the Toffees their first win in four Premier League matches, in turn recording their fifth league victory of the season.
After an excellent start to Koeman’s tenure – the Dutchman took over from Roberto Martinez in the summer – in which they won four of their first five league games, the Toffees went five matches without a win in all competitions prior to Sunday’s victory.
Nevertheless, that 2-0 success at Goodison Park means that Koeman’s men remain sixth in the table, but have reduced the gap to fifth place Tottenham to just two points.
However, Everton’s recent run of form has increased speculation about who Koeman could look to sign when the transfer window reopens in January, so that his side can keep pace with the top five or six in pursuit of European football.
Thus, here are THREE midfielders the Dutchman may look to sign in the New Year…