Everton will have a new look next season under Koeman. The Dutchman has already made a couple of shrewd additions as he looks to justify his decision to leave a rising Southampton for a somewhat plateauing Everton team.
Of course, Everton and Koeman remain in the market and it would be extremely surprising if they did no more business this summer, but with the big kick off little more than a week away, we take a look at how Koeman could line his team up as things stand (bar one probably addition).
Back 5: Stekelenburg; Coleman, Stones, Williams, Baines
Although John Stones’ future remains unclear, it looks like Manchester City are so far, not willing to pay the players £50million valuation. If they do stump up the cash before the close of the window then Fuenus Mori or Jagielka can come into the XI. Ashley Williams is another defender whose future remains unclear, but it is very possible that the Welshman will end up in blue before the end of August. Koeman is keen to add an experienced defender to his back line as it was the defence that really let down Everton last season. Jose Fonte has also been targeted but it seems that Fonte would only be willing to leave for a Champions League club. Williams would cost around £10million but it appears that Everton would be happy to pay that price. Meanwhile, with a full pre-season behind them, Everton fans will hope that Coleman and Baines can return to their very best form.