TRANSFER NEWS

‘EVERTON NEED JANUARY SPEND’

Everton may be forced to spend in the January transfer window if they are to pull themselves away from the Premier League relegation zone, says caretaker manager David Unsworth.

The Toffees were soundly beaten 4-1 at Southampton on Sunday and are just two points clear of the bottom three.

That is despite the club spending almost £150million during the summer transfer window to bring in players including Jordan Pickford, Michael Keane and Gylfi Sigurdsson.

“If it needs players who are injured to come back or January to come and go and get new players, something has to change,” he said.

“This group of players is underperforming, whether it is Ronald (Koeman) in charge or me in charge it isn’t working.”