Three players Everton should sign this summer

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It's been a busy month for everyone associated with Everton. 

The club parted ways with Roberto Martinez following a disappointing 11th finish in the league, behind the likes of Stoke City and West Ham United.

The Merseyside club have acted quickly in appointing former Southampton boss Ronald Koeman to usher in a new era at the club.


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With the arrival of a new owner at Goodison Park, Koeman is reportedly set to have a budget around the £100 million mark to bring in new recruits in the aim of attaining Champions League football.

Here we take a look at three players Ronald Koeman should sign in order to improve the squad.

Marko Arnautovic

Arnautovic was Stoke City's leading scorer in the league with 11 goals last season, and his six assists highlight his all round contribution to the team.

As Romelu Lukaku looks set for pastures new, Everton are in dire need of a consistent goal scorer and Arnautovic certainly fits the bill.

The Austrian forward averaged a healthy 2.1 shots per game in the last league campaign and has the ability to unlock defences.

At 27, Arnautovic is at the peak of his career and would certainly lift spirits at Goodison Park following a dismal end to the last campaign.

Morgan Schneiderlin

Many fans believed that Roberto Martinez's insistence on an open expansive style of football was ultimately his downfall, as Everton failed to close out important games on several occasions.

With Gareth Barry now 35, Everton need a commanding defensive midfielder and Schneiderlin would be the perfect man for the job.

Following his £25 million move to Manchester United, Schneiderlin has enjoyed a mixed campaign, being benched for some key games.

With a passing percentage of 89.5 in the league, Schneiderlin is certainly comfortable playing out from the back and isn't afraid of making a tackle.

Koeman knows the player well from their time together at Southampton and could perhaps tilt his head to join the blue of Everton.

Sebastian Prodl

Perhaps a surprise inclusion, Prodl has enjoyed an outstanding campaign for Watford as they finished a respectable 13th in their first season following promotion.

Everton conceded a mammoth 55 goals last season, more than the likes of Watford and Swansea City.

With John Stones reportedly closing on a deal to Manchester City, Everton's defensive weakness is definitely one area Koeman would want to improve upon this summer.

Prodl has improved greatly with the Premier League exposure and could be a great option to bolster up the Everton back line.

Winning an average of 1.4 aerial duels per game, Prodl is a force in the air and even chips in with a fair amount of goals for a defender - averaging 0.6 shots per game in the league last season.

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