Brands not a fan of winter window
Everton director of football Marcel Brands says he will not be looking to do much business in January as he's not a fan of the window.
The Toffees were one of the big spenders in the previous winter window, splashing out nearly £50million to bring in Cenk Tosun and Theo Walcott, while they also acquired Eliaquim Mangala on loan.
However, having brought in six new faces during the summer, Brands says he is not looking to make any permanent signings next month, although he is keeping one eye on the loan market.
While also ruling out many, if any, new arrivals, the former PSV Eindhoven director of football also said he doesn't expect many players to be leaving Goodison Park, with Kieran Dowell and Mason Holgate's expected departures on loan the only likely outgoings.
"It's not only in England but most of the time you see clubs doing things because they are in trouble," Brands told the ECHO.
"They have problems – sometimes it can be because of injuries and is something you have to sort out – but most of the time it is clubs who are in trouble with their ranking in the table and they try to fix that in the January window. I don't believe in that.
"I don't like to sell in the winter, I don't like to buy in the winter.
"If you see, statistically, they are not the best transfers and you have to be careful."
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