Everton will be one of the teams to watch this season and could “do a Tottenham” by challenging at the top of the Premier League, says former Toffees captain Phil Neville.
Neville feels the return of Wayne Rooney, and the influx of other new signings, shows the club’s ambition.
He said the club must now aim to climb the league like Spurs have in recent seasons with a young side.
“If the window closed today, Everton have done the best business,” he said.
Neville, who left Old Trafford to move to Everton in 2005 and went on to make over 300 appearances for the Merseyside club, feels the Blues could be set to join the sides at the top of the table in the same manner as Spurs have done under Mauricio Pochettino.
“Everton have to look at Tottenham,” he added.
“Four or five years ago, Tottenham and Everton were on similar levels, Tottenham kicked on and Everton didn’t but now I think they are well capable of doing a Tottenham – producing a young team with a brilliant manager in Ronald Koeman.
“Everton have bought quality and what is more exciting is the young players breaking through – couple that with Wayne Rooney and it should be good. Everton could be one of the teams to watch this year.”