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​Koeman wants Everton to smash into the Premier League top-six

Ronald Koeman has stated his ambition of guiding Everton into the top six during the upcoming Premier League campaign.

Everton have clearly shown a lot of ambition in the summer transfer window so far by acquiring the services of no less than five high profile players for close to £100million and following such lavish spending, many expect the Toffees to challenge for a top four finish next season.

Despite significantly strengthening his squad though, manager Ronald Koeman is not getting carried away and has stated that his side will have a more modest target of finishing in the top six during the upcoming campaign.

Koeman said: "It is still too soon to talk about top four; what we'd like to do is continue what we did last season. Everyone is trying to get the best players.

"The big six in the Premier League will spend money as well but it is a good signal to everybody that we are on board and will try to give them that competition that we didn't last season.

"Everybody knows you cannot do that in one season. The first season (the aim) was to try to play good football and get good results but now we need to make the next step to get the type of players in who can use that pressure and the qualities we need to improve."

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