EPL Transfer News: Tim Cahill Unconcerned Over Everton's Transfer Inactivity
Everton striker Tim Cahill has declared that he in unconcerned with Everton’s lack of transfer activity so far this summer. It’s been all silence and tumbleweed on the blue half of Merseyside these past few months, with only a couple of deals worth speaking about.
Former Everton hitman James Vaughan has moved on to Norwich City and promising centre back Eric Dier has been brought in on loan from Sporting Lisbon. David Moyes has remained tight-lipped throughout the transfer window, with emphasis being laid on tying up the existing players on long term deals rather than the acquisition of any new signings.
Tim Cahill insists that he has no problems with going into the next season with virtually the same squad from 10-11. Speaking to BBC Radio Merseyside, Cahill said-
“We’ve tied some pretty important players to Everton for a long time.
“We’re trying to build something special. If the funds are there, they’re there, and if they’re not, we’ll have to deal with it.”
Everton had an up and down season last time, and ended up finishing in a respectable seventh position after collecting an admirable 32 points from their last 19 games. The season started on a horrible note and the Toffees found themselves in the relegation zone after the first few weeks. But in spite of having a massive injury list, they motored on and their mental strength showed in the end.
And Cahill is confident that Everton can match that effort and better it this time round, even though their immediate rivals in Aston Villa, Man City, Tottenham, Liverpool and Arsenal have spent more in the transfer market so far. Cahill underlined the importance of keeping their current big players, saying that it was no easy task as cited by the examples of Arsenal.
“I think for us as players, it’s best that we focus on the good things,”
“I’m focusing on us keeping our best players. I know a lot of the big clubs are struggling to keep their best players.
“As for players coming in, I try and stay focused on the football, but sometimes you can understand the fans’ frustration.
“The main objective for us are the players that are a part of the squad now, and do as best we can to make the fans happy.”
It remains to be seen whether Cahill’s confidence in this team is vindicated come the end of next season, or if Moyes finally takes a deep breath and plunges into the cold, unforgiving transfer market for a buy or two. Stay tuned for more in this regard.