These aren’t the best of times for Everton manager as far as squad depth goes.
The Dutchman spent well over £140million during the transfer window just to strengthen his squad with the recruitments of 6 players (excluding free transfers), but he has around “£103million” currently on the injury sidelines.
Ahead of Tottenham’s visit on Saturday as the Premier League resumes from the international break, 8 Toffees first team members are receiving treatments and recuperating for various forms of short and long-term injuries.
In defence, goalkeeper Jordan Pickford (£30million) is down with a muscular injury that made him miss the opportunity to represent England during the international break.
Seamus Coleman (£60,000) remains out of action following the double leg fracture he picked up in March whilst on international duty with Ireland.
Argentina international Funes Mori (£9.5million) has around 7 months to go recuperating after undergoing a knee cartilage surgery, while Mason Holgate (£2million) was withdrawn from the England Under-21s squad due to a minor ankle problem during the break.
In the middle of the park, Ross Barkley is still out after undergoing groin surgery following an hamstring strain during the off-season, Davy Klaassen (£23.6 million) is down with a foot injury, while James McCarthy’s (£13million) knee injury saw him miss out of Ireland’s last WCQ’s squad.
Luckily for Koeman, Yannick Bolasie (£25million), who is down with an ACL injury until Christmas is the only injured player in attack, and the manager will have to make do of his current available players to get through until everyone comes back to full fitness.