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Pundit View: Everton must splash the cash to seal one more major January transfer


Kevin Campbell has urged Everton to spend significant money in the final weeks of the January transfer window.

The ex-Toffees talisman has insisted that Rafa Benitez needs to sign a new central defender who can lead the club forward.

Despite criticism from many this season, Michael Keane has been backed with a partner said to be needed alongside him.

“Come on,” he exclusively told Goodison News.

“I look at centre-halves and I’m still not convinced. I’ve seen Keane have really good games and I’ve seen him not do too well, I think he needs a partner, Holgate is there at times.

“I just think they need somebody, they need a leader there, I don’t see a leader. The quicker they can get a leader in there, the better.

“Maybe, they might have to go spend some money, but I think they need somebody of significance back there.”

This all depends on the sale of Lucas Digne.

After spending £30million on Vitaliy Mykolenko and Nathan Patterson, the club may need to balance its finances before entering the market again.

Financial Fair Play rules have been tight for over a year now, and Benitez will be praying for more breathing room in the next three weeks.

It’s time to open that chequebook again.