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Phil Jagielka: Everton “Haven’t Got Any Money”

Goodison Park stifled by lack of funds.

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Everton defender Phil Jagielka says the club cannot advance because they “haven’t got any money”.

David Moyes’ side are 10th in the league but are closer on points to the relegation zone than the top six.

“You see other teams doing so well who finished below us before, so you can see the fans’ frustration,” Jagielka, 29, told Football Focus.

“We can’t buy expensive players to take the squad to that next level. All we can do is work with what we have.”

This season has seen a fans’ group stage demonstrations against what they regard as Everton’s stagnation under chairman Bill Kenwright.

SOURCE: BBC Sport

It’s fairly incredible that David Moyes has guided the Toffees five straight top eight finishes when you consider just how little money he has been handed in the way of transfer funds. In fact the Merseyside outfit were the only side in the Premier League who spent no money in the summer on new additions.

Everton fans are right to demonstrate at the way they feel the club is being run as chairman Bill Kenwright steadfastly refuses to pump capital into the club and appears happy to let the club stagnate.

The fear Moyes will have is that the lack of ambition displayed by the club’s board may well lead to the Everton’s best talent being picked off by other Premier League sides. The likes of Jack Rodwell, Phil Jagielka, Leighton Baines, Marouane Fellaini and youngster Ross Barkley are repeatedly linked with moves away from Goodison Park and it will be harder for the Scot to prevent exits if he can’t secure funds to improve his threadbare squad.

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