NEW Everton signing James Rodriguez hopes other ‘big names’ will follow his lead by arriving at Goodison Park.
The Colombian midfielder joined The Toffees for £22million from Real Madrid and has big aspirations despite last season’s 12th-place finish.
Rodriguez said: “We can’t afford to be up and down in our performances.
“It helps obviously when you’ve got a great and hugely knowledgeable manager that we have.
“The club has proved its intent with the three signings it’s made in this window and let’s hope that, in the next few months, we can show that optimism.
“Let’s hope over the period of seasons and the next few years, other big names will come in to join us.”
And Rodriguez is aiming for a return to the heady days of 15 years ago and the 2004-05 season – when Everton last finished in the top four.
He added: “There are some serious-minded people at this club who mean business about getting this club into those Champions League places and that’s very important, I think.
“Obviously you have to fight hard to get in those places and what you have to do is show consistency.
“In a Premier League season you’re talking about a game every three or four days a lot of the season, so you have to show a high standard and display a high standard of football not just every other game, but every game.”
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