England defender believes club can reach Champions League with greater financial backing.
Everton defender Leighton Baines has called for the club to provide more financial backing to manager David Moyes according to Sky Sports.
The left back has been in fine form for the club this season and played an integral role in Everton’s promising start to the season.
But the club fell away in the race for a Champions League spot after the New Year with Everton’s smaller squad unable to cope with squad absences caused by injury and suspension.
Everton have recovered to put themselves back in contention but know they are relying on slip ups from their rivals if they are to find themselves playing in Europe’s elite club competition next season.
Baines believes that manager David Moyes’ job would be made much easier if the Merseyside club provided him with greater backing in the transfer market.
“We’ve been steady over the years. We’ve been shy of challenging for the Champions League and are edging our way closer,” said Baines.
“We have not had that big push in terms of giving the manager that backing to buy the players that would put us in the mix.
“It is one thing having it and obviously you have to spend it wisely. You have to get the right players.
“So it would not be a given with a good amount of money but it would definitely help.”
There has been constant speculation regarding Moyes’ future at Goodsion Park with the Scottish manager’s contract due to expire at the end of the season.
Moyes has yet to open talks about a new deal and it is thought the manager is keen to wait and see whether Everton finish in the top four before committing his future to the club.
It is thought Moyes is keen to test himself at the highest level and reports in recent weeks have suggested that FC Schalke 04 could tempt him to Germany with the offer of Champions League football.