Everton sporting director Marcel Brands has confirmed the club is focused on clearing out fringe players this month.

Everton sporting director Marcel Brands has confirmed the club is focused on clearing out fringe players this month.

The Toffees are flying high in the Premier League and may be dreaming of Champions League qualification through the league.

While manager Carlo Ancelotti may want to strengthen his squad, Brands believes most of the work will be focused on trimming the wage bill.


“We are still working to offload some players for new challenges in their careers,” Brands said at Everton’s general meeting on Thursday.

“We don’t expect to sign new players in this window.

“In the current squad we have a good balance of experienced players, young players, and also players with homegrown status.

“The average age squad age is just above 26 years old. This is a big difference with the squad of two seasons ago where the average age was a lot higher.”

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