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Phil Neville: Everton could 'do a Tottenham' this season

From BBC - July 17, 2017

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.

Everton have had a busy summer of transfer activity with manager Ronald Koeman bringing in goalkeeper Jordan Pickford from Sunderland and attacking midfielder Davy Klaassen from Ajax, while England defender Michael Keane was signed from Burnley, and fellow defender Cuco Martina came on a free transfer from Southampton.

Young forward Sandro Ramirez joined from Malaga, while England international Rooney arrived from Manchester United just days before fellow striker Romelu Lukaku went the other way - joining United for a fee of 75m.

Everton have to 'kick on'

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.

Rooney can make the difference

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