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

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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.