Everton boss David Moyes admits Steven Pienaar could leave in January to boost transfer funds

Desperate times call for drastic measures and David Moyes has admitted he may have to sell Steven Pienaar to revive his ailing strike force.

A 0-0 Goodison Park draw with Wigan Athletic on Saturday stretched Everton’s worrying run without a win to seven and, once again, they squandered a raft of chances.

That Jermaine Beckford is the leading striker with two goals says everything. Moyes is limited with what he can do in the transfer window. 

Going? Steven Pienaar (left) could leave Everton in January

Going? Steven Pienaar (left) could leave Everton in January

But Tottenham want South Africa midfielder Pienaar and he only has six months left on his contract. ‘It may well come to it in the January transfer window that we have to consider selling Pienaar to raise money,’ said the Everton boss.

‘We need a striker but, realistically the sort of money we will raise through that route, what type of player is it going to buy us?’

Yakubu, Diniyar Bilyaletdinov and John Heitinga may be preferable sales for Moyes but he admits: ‘It is probably a reality we will have to look at bringing in a loan player.’

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