I honestly would not be that fussed
Sure I want a centre half and a left back, especially a centre half, but.....
We have Holgate and Keane, that should be our CB pairing at the start of the season and if it is, I will be happy enough with Jags there to come in
Sooner or later you have to play these lads like Holgate or risk losing them, so give him his go. At times last year we raved about him. A new John Stones he was etc....so lets see it. We know Keane has it in him, he needs to be trusted also.
Baines is still a classy left back and I have no issue atall with starting the season with him, now if he gets injured.........
For me, we have a very good squad that was chronically mismanaged for 12 months. Maybe, with proper management it could fulfill the potential we thought it had 12 months back. Maybe Sandro will come good, maybe Davy too. Maybe not of course, but with a new man in charge, maybe they deserve the chance under his management
Likewise Mo, Schneids and Macca....yes I said Mo and Macaa. Again 2 players that in the recent past were being canonized by many on here, before the eventual and with everton inevitable loss of form and the fans suddenly deciding you are worse than nicky barmbys hemorrhoids in a brown bread sandwich
Some people want signings cos they want to see our name in the paper and on SSN yellow breaking news bar....so they can feel a little better in themselves
Buying for the sake of buying is madness, it never ends well.
If we go into day 1 with all fit and well and a team of say
Pickford, Coleman, Holgate, Keane, Baines, Idrissa, Gylfi, Davies, Theo, Cenk, Lookman....and a bench with the likes of Jags, Mo, Schneids, Macca, DCL, Mirrallas,Sandro and Davy I will be happy with that and more than happy to give it a go before blaming Marcel for the outbreak of Ebola again.
STOP THE PANIC!