The Toffees offered Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United this summer season and spent greater than £140million on 8 senior additions.
Those come with Gylfi Sigurdsson, Wayne Rooney and Davy Klaassen however the Toffees have struggled this season.
After 5 video games they languish within the backside 3 and Merson assume it is all right down to a loss of velocity of their aspect.
He informed the Daily Star: “Everton can moan all they prefer about now not signing a centre ahead to interchange Romelu Lukaku, however their largest problem is they’ve no tempo.
“Ronald Koeman is below drive as a result of they’ve spent big and began badly and his workforce aren’t simply dropping, they’re being blown away.
“Chelsea may simply have put 5 – 6 previous them. So may Tottenham – and I truthfully can’t take note Everton rolling over that simply to somebody at Goodison for years.
“They had a shocker in Europe as neatly towards Atalanta. But don’t blame all of it on now not getting Olivier Giroud. Speed is a lot more essential.
“Teams are suffocating them as a result of they don’t have somebody who can stretch a sport and get in the back of the again 4.
“But the loopy factor is they weren’t even attempting to shop for that roughly participant. Koeman has purchased some nice avid gamers, however they’re too identical and none of them are fast.
“Wayne Rooney, Davy Klaassen and Gylfi Sigurdsson are all just right avid gamers. But they want runners round them. They want folks to select.
“If you glance at that workforce it’s too gradual. They should be considering they’ve overlooked a trick right here, without a doubt?