Benitez: We have to move players before signing new contracts

Sat 14 August 2021 | 8:58

The Toffees boss admits selling players is the only way his side can add new faces to their squad.

Everton has spent a relatively quiet transfer window this summer. Former Liverpool boss

Rafael Benitez

was appointed as the team’s new manager after Carlo Ancelotti parted ways with the club earlier this summer.

Benitez admits the Merseyside club need to make changes in their dressing room.

 “The reality is that we know the financial fair play rules are there and we have to follow them,”

Benitez told 

The Guardian


“I know what the situation is and we will try to do our best with the players we have.

"If we can strengthen our squad we will try to do it. In these circumstances we have to move players on – that is simple to understand.

“The relationship with the players has to be professional. You have to be honest and you have to do it as soon as possible. Then they have time to manage the situation."

Despite the club’s financial problems, Benitez says he is fully committed to his task of leading the team to success.

"I know the ambition of the owners, the club and everyone here but the financial fair play rules are there and we have to manage that. I believe I can do it,"

he added.

"My staff is quite good and we have experience and we know this group of players can improve. We will try to do that; we will fight from day one. If something is wrong we will fight even harder."

Everton have signed three players in the current transfer window. Bayer Leverkusen’s

Demarai Gray

has arrived at Goodison Park, while

Andros Townsend


Asmir Begovic

have joined the club from Crystal Palace and Bournemouth respectively.

Benitez’s side will face Southampton in their Premier League opener on Sunday.

source: SportMob

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