Everton 2019 pre-season: Friendlies, transfers, rumours & Premier League fixtures

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After narrowly missing out on European football this season, the Toffees will attempt to go one better in the 2019-20 campaign

The 2018-19 season was a broadly successful one for Everton as they finished an impressive eighth in the Premier League, just three points behind Wolves, who claimed the final Europa League spot.

Marco Silva’s side were also one of the most prolific outside the ‘Big Six’, with only Bournemouth finding the net more regularly than the Goodison Park outfit.

Having made promising signings such as Richarlison and Lucas Digne last summer, they will be eager to build from this foundation and enjoy similar success in the 2019-20 season.

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Ahead of the upcoming campaign, Goal takes a look at Everton's pre-season friendly schedule, the club's transfer activity and when their Premier League push begins again.

Everton pre-season fixtures

Date Match Time (UK / US ET) Venue
Jul 7 Kariobangi Sharks 2pm / 9am Kasarani Stadium, Nairobi
Jul 14 Sion TBC Bagnes, Switzerland
Jul 19 Monaco TBC Bagnes, Switzerland
Jul 24 Wigan Athletic 7:45pm / 2:45pm DW Stadium, Wigan
Aug 3 Werder Bremen 2pm / 9am Weserstadion, Bremen

Everton's first pre-season friendly match will be played on July 7, with Silva’s side set to play Kariobangi Sharks in Nairobi, Kenya.

This is set to be a showcase match for the African side, who won the SportPesa Cup to earn the right to tackle the Premier League outfit.

It is not the first time that Everton have travelled to East Africa for pre-season, as they visited Tanzania in July 2017 to face Kenyan side Gor Mahia, running out 2-1 winners.

After that, the Toffees make the trip to Switzerland, where they will continue their training, with two matches against Sion and Monaco on July 14 and 19 respectively.

They return to England for a match against Championship outfit Wigan Athletic on July 24 and conclude their pre-season preparations in Germany against Werder Bremen on August 3.

Everton 2019-20 transfer activity

Aleksandar Mitrovic Fulham Southampton

Everton have yet to announce any formal deals for their first team, although Danish teenager Sebastian Kristensen has been added from Lyngby for their academy side.

Marco Silva has reportedly been exploring options to strengthen his full-back sectors, with Thomas Meunier a potential arrival from Paris Saint-Germain on the right and Aaron Cresswell reportedly a target to supplement Lucas Digne on the left.

Marseille have said to have offered the Toffees the opportunity to buy Kevin Strootman, while reports have linked the Goodison club with a potential move for Fulham forward Aleksandr Mitrovic and Lyon attacker Bertrand Traore.

Ajax striker David Neres is another name closely linked with the club, with fans heartened to see him pose for photos with the Brazil national side along with Richarlison, a player they will do everything in their power to keep.

Transfer activity in

Position Player Transferred from Fee Date
LW Yannick Bolasie Anderlecht End of loan June 30
CF Shani Tarashaj Grasshoppers End of loan June 30
CF Sandro Ramirez Real Sociedad End of loan June 30
RB Cuco Martina Feyenoord End of loan June 30
LW Henry Onyekuru Galatasaray End of loan June 30
AM Nikola Vlasic End of loan June 30
CF Oumar Niasse Cardiff End of loan June 30
RW Kevin Mirallas Fiorentina End of loan June 30
AM Kieran Dowell Sheffield United End of loan June 30

Transfer activity out

Position Player Transferred from Fee Date
CM Andre Gomes Barcelona End of loan June 30
CB Kurt Zouma Chelsea End of loan June 30

Everton 2019-20 Premier League fixtures

Fixtures for the 2019-20 Premier League season will be released on June 13 at 9 am BST.

The opening day of the new campaign will be August 10, 2019 and it will run until May 17, 2020.