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Cottee: Everton have too many number 10’s

tonycotteeFormer Everton striker Tony Cottee believes the £45m signing of Gylfi Sigurdsson was not something Everton needed to pursue over the summer.

The Blues spent what felt like an eternity chasing the former Swansea man before eventually agreeing to pay the fee asked by the Welsh side after a month of trying not to.

Now, Cottee, who scored 99 goals for Everton, says that the Blues have ended up with too many number 10’s.

He said, “I’m not surprised they are struggling to a degree if you look at their transfer policy.

“Gylfi Sigurdsson is a very good player but he wasn’t what they needed and £45million was a lot to pay for him.

“They have ended up with lots of number tens. They have got Barkley to come back, they have got Rooney, they have got Sigurdsson, and they are not scoring goals.

“It is no surprise that they haven’t got a goalscorer that Everton are in trouble.

“There is a lot of discontent up on Merseyside.

“I do fear for Ronald Koeman.

“They have got Arsenal at the weekend and they are going to be in trouble if they don’t start picking up results soon.”

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