Michael Brown has slammed the past transfer business that Everton have done, but also claimed that the Goodison Park faithful may have finally got it right this time in the summer transfer window.
Speaking to Football Insider, the former Tottenham Hotspur and Leeds United central midfield player admitted that he was impressed with the recruitment that the Merseyside club made ahead of the 2020/21 term, but added that it needed improving after a number of past expensive failures:
“You wouldn’t want to change things now with where Everton are at.
“You must say, with the spend over the last few years at Everton, the recruitment had to get better. The amount of money spent and wasted, you look at value of the squad.
“They had something like the 12th biggest spending in Europe and it’s just obscene. They finally seem to be getting somewhere with the squad.”
Everton’s transfer business has been poor in the past
Indeed, as Brown has suggested, the transfer business of Everton has been rather poor in the past.
For example, just last season, the Toffees forked out over £70 million on the likes of Alex Iwobi, Moise Kean and Jean-Phillipe Gbamin, with none of them in particular really proving to be a successful buy so far in their Blues career.
Kean has been sent out on loan to PSG for the rest of this campaign, while Gbamin has had a lot of injury problems and Iwobi has only managed to score a mere three goals and make just three assists in 35 games in all competitions for EFC over the last two terms (Transfermarkt).
Everton rectified their past errors
Indeed, with the likes of James Rodriguez, Allan and Abdoulaye Doucoure coming into Carlo Ancelotti’s team in the summer transfer window, it is perhaps now safe to say that Everton did some great business.
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They currently sit at the top of the Premier League table and are in the Carabao Cup quarter-final stage, with each one of these players contributing to these achievements.
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