10 players capable of playing CM, including the youngster.
I don't see us bringing in another CM unless we have a few leaving. Sounds like Sig is getting an extension, Delph has a year or so left and I don't think anyone would want him. Gomes the manager seems to like. Bernard might go, Onyango might get a loan, James ideally a 10 or a RW.
It feels like a position we need more quality and less quantity to me for next year, as we see whenever Doucoure or Allan has dropped out we've struggled.
As Carlo says it probably comes down to a realistic assessment of Gbamin. If we have him back then we'd be able to field :
Which is just a ground covering machine of a middle three. Or
Either of which would work as a pivot for Ancelotti's favourite 442.
Rabiot would be really expensive and might not work out, doesn't feel like an Everton player really, but in terms of talent he has almost everything you could want from a CM. Tall, powerful, athletic, can pass the ball, can dribble, get in the box, tackles and pressures through the roof. Would be a huge improvement in quality, but if we bring him in it probably means it's because Gbamin isn't going to be an option going forward, or, ideal world, someone fancies taking Andre Gomes.