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Silva identifies problem position

17th July 2019, 15:59 by Jack Ogalbe

Marco Silva admits it is paramount for Everton to sign a new right-back before the end of the summer window.

The Toffees recently allowed Jonjoe Kenny to go out on loan to Bundesliga side Schalke, in a move that may prove fruitful for the Englishman but has left Silva short of options.

Vice-captain Seamus Coleman is the only senior right-back at the club, and while Mason Holgate could deputise, a lack of options in central defence may see him called into action in the middle.

The transfer window shuts on August 8 and the Everton boss has conceded the club simply have to sign another body who can feature on the right of defence.

Silva told the Liverpool Echo: "In this moment, and since Jonjoe went on loan to Schalke, it has been a position we want to strengthen. You cannot go through a tough competition like the Premier League with just Seamus Coleman.

"We are really, really happy with Seamus, he finished last season on a very good level but, of course, we have to sign a right-back also."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Jack Ogalbe has been working for the team since his student days, having enjoyed a successful placement. He is an avid West Ham fan but also enjoys writing on rugby union, golf, tennis and cycling.

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