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Everton’s summer transfer plans affected after Euro 2020 delay

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As known Euro 2020 has been postponed and has been scheduled to take place in the summer of 2021 due to coronavirus pandemic.

Obviously none of the Premier League clubs, including Everton, could have predicted this and so their plans on the summer transfer window are now uncertain.

It is also not clear if the Premier League games will resume and when the transfer window is opened, so that can make signing players a little bit easier.

International tournaments could be a great place to notice a talent, but signing players on the back of a good World Cup, maybe isn’t the best strategy.

However, a good tournament can hit the price of a player up as the selling club looks to make as much money as possible.

And without the roadblock of an international tournament to deal with, identifying and signing potential targets could have been made a little easier for the Toffees.

For potential out-going players, the situation might also have changed, Jonas Lossl, for instance.

The stopper moved to Goodison Park last summer, but made no appearances for his new club before moving back on loan to Huddersfield for the second half of this campaign.

One of the main reasons behind that was to get as much game time as possible under his belt before the European Championships, as he wanted to be in the Denmark squad for the tournament.

In other circumstances, he might have been more willing to be patient and fight for his place next term, however now he will be desperate for game time.

The delay of the tournament may be a new chance for Cenk Tosun, as Crystal Palace had an option to buy the striker in the summer if they were suitably impressed with his loan spell, but that came crashing down with his injury.

He’s like Lossl, will surely be desperate to push through any move possible once he has recovered from injury, making sure he gets the game time to be included in the Turkey squad for the summer.

These two players will struggle for the amount of game-time needed at Everton, and so transfers would be their best chances – but they might not be the only two.

Source- Liverpool Echo

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