Former Everton star striker Kevin Campbell has urged the Toffees to invest significantly in their defensive options in a bid to sharpen up the overall quality of the squad.
Everton have enjoyed a formidable start to life in the Premier League under Rafa Benitez, losing just once in their opening six games, picking up thirteen points out of a possible eighteen in the process.
Despite their bright start, however, Campbell fears for the Toffees’ squad depth if a further central reinforcement is not acquired.
Speaking to Goodison News, the ex-Arsenal and Everton hitman declared:
“I still think a defender is needed.
“I know they’ve got Mina, Godfrey, Keane and Holgate, but I still feel they need another because with injuries and there’s going to be suspensions.
“Everton need another one, they need a good one. I’d make a move for a top centre-half, that’s what they need. I think you upgrade that position and you’re in business.”
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The likes of Ben Godfrey and Mason Holgate have often deputised at right-back in lieu of Seamus Coleman, including during the Blues’ most recent 2-0 win over Norwich City.
Although the keeping of a clean sheet is a nod to the quality that both defenders can offer on the right side of a back four, Rafa Benitez will not want to stretch the availability of his central options through creating makeshift right-backs.
The Milan star is out of contract in the summer and could be available cheaply as a result.