When a new season is just 4-weeks away from its inception, teams often like to stay as far away as possible from the prospect of losing their star players, however, if you are an Everton supporter things will get very tricky as the transfer window goes along.
Everton are the target for every major team in the Premier League as they currently have some of the best English talents in the game.
In Ross Barkley, Everton have a midfield player, who can bring a game to life in an instance, while in John Stones, Toffees have one of the most assured young defenders in the league.
Having elaborated on their skills, it is bound to be huge interest from the top moneymen of the Premier League and it is indeed the case as Barkley, 21 has been previously linked with a move to Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City while Chelsea are the lone suitors of John Stones.
Everton have so far managed to fend off any transfer possibilities by quoting a massive figure for both these players. If these two were not enough, Everton have Seamus Coleman and James McCarthy in their ranks as well and it is not a surprise to see other teams chasing them as well.
Seamus Coleman was tantalizingly close to joining Manchester United this summer before they went ahead and signed Matteo Darmian. As for James McCarthy, well the jury is still out on the player as he ponders to hand in a transfer request to force his move to Tottenham Hotspur.
Will Everton be able to hold on their young stars?
It is a huge credit to Roberto Martinez and Everton for being able to hold on to the young stars for so long but will they be able to do so in near future? I don’t think so.
Everton aren’t as financially secured as the other big boys of the league and someday when a club comes calling with a £50-60million bid for Ross Barkley or a £30million bid for John Stones, I do not see Everton finding enough resolute to keep hold of their stars for long.