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David Moyes has urged his Everton board to act decisively this summer…and give him the chance to have a real go at the Premier League elite.

The Blues have been a team transformed since January, with an FA Cup semi-final appearance and a fine league run that has taken them to seventh place and culminated in a thrilling performance in a 4-4 draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.

But they did it on the back of some intelligent transfer window business at the turn of the year, and Moyes believes that if Everton are to start next season firing on all cylinders, then he will need the funds to spend in the summer for a change.

“We added two players and we added them in January with Gibson and Jelavic. So we’ve added two players this season, which is good,” said Moyes.

“But ideally you do two or three players in the summer if you can and move a few people out.

“It’s always better if you can do it in the summer. If you can do your recruitment early it makes a big difference to your group and gives them a chance to bed in and you get better results sooner.”

Moyes has seen a huge difference in his side since the arrival of Darron Gibson and – importantly – the free-scoring Nikica Jelavic, along with the loan capture of the influential Steven Pienaar.

But last summer, he didn’t have funds to spend and had to be content with little progress in the transfer market, which saw Everton get off to a stuttering start to the campaign.

Next season, he wants to sprint out of the blocks, and he believes it will help if he can freshen up his squad immediately.

“If you can add a couple of players every year it enhances your squad, it keeps you moving in the right direction and the idea would be to do something similar. And that would be the way to keep going forward,” he explained.

“We’re in a position where a lot of clubs have spent to be in a position where we are. We didn’t spend to finish to finish above the teams above us because we didn’t spend anything.

“We were able to get some in January which made a massive difference.

“A lot of clubs below us are trying to improve their squads – Stoke, Fulham – and they are the teams around us who are trying to pip us for whatever position, eighth or ninth or whatever.”

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