Pundit backs Everton to ‘cement themselves’ as ‘a top-six side’ ahead of Spurs 

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Gabby Agbonlahor has backed Everton to establish themselves as a permanent member of the Premier League elite by taking Tottenham’s place. 

Everton are having a good season under Carlo Ancelotti and are currently one of many teams involved in the race for Champions League qualification. 

Things continue to go from bad to worse for Tottenham at the minute, with Jose Mourinho admitting after the 2-1 defeat to West Ham yesterday afternoon that a top-four finish looks extremely difficult.

It is looking more and more likely that the North Londoners could spend a second consecutive season out of the Champions League which would serve as a blow financially given the debt owed on the new stadium.

Everton are not just trying to catch up to Spurs on the pitch but they are doing the same off it, with the Toffees having their proposed new Bramley Moore Dock Stadium recommended for approval last week. 

Reacting to the update, Agbonlahor insisted that Everton would have everything in place to establish themselves as a top-six club in the coming years. 

The former Aston Villa striker told Football Insider: “I 100% do see them breaking into that Big Six, elite-level mould. 

“I look at Spurs, I look at Everton and I back Everton to finish above Spurs and cement themselves ahead of them as a top-six side.

“They’ve got the manager, now they’ve got the stadium, hopefully. You know, they’ve got brilliant players in the squad already and they are still wanting to improve.

“Ancelotti’s gone there and been able to improve the whole club, so I’m definitely a big fan of Everton and what they’re doing at the moment.”

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As the likes of Newcastle and West Ham have found out, moving to a big stadium does not necessarily allow you to operate in the same financial league as some of the big boys. The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium has been quite well thought out by Levy and being a multi-use venue and being in London means that we should be able to generate a lot more revenue than most stadiums. 

It remains to be seen how Everton will negotiate the next half a decade or so if the Stadium does indeed get built. However, there is no doubt that Carlo Ancelotti seems to be building something good there, while things look like they are falling apart on the pitch for Tottenham.

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