Before the big spend: Two of the smartest Everton deals in recent memory

Before the big spend: Two of the smartest Everton deals in recent memory

Everton are longing for the day where they see a league position like back in the David Moyes era, however in truth, since the Scot left, it has been hard for any manager to come in and have a real stamp of authority on the Toffees. 

Now with Marco Silva trying to emulate the old times, he should possibly look back to how it was done before. Still, it can be argued, that despite a drop in league position, Everton have still produced enough talent to give the support hope that another strong season will come soon enough, and Goodison Park will once again be rocking.

With most of the good in the past, there have been a couple of signings made in recent years that will certainly recapture that hope of a European spot once again.

Let’s take a look at a couple:

Idrissa Gana Gueye 

Starting his English career with Aston Villa. Idrissa Gueye went right under the radar along with the Villa side that got relegated. However, Everton saw the potential that just couldn’t go to waste in the Championship, signing the then 26-year-old for a relatively little fee.

Indeed, compared to the modern day, is nothing for a midfielder of his quality.

He has brought a certain physical edge to the Everton midfield, and is one of the league’s most underrated runners. So, Everton will have to do a lot to keep him from moving to a European giant.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin 

Calvert-Lewin has been in and out of the Everton side in recent years.

Still, this season and the last he has begun to blossom into the deadly attacker that all Evertonians had hoped he would. Scoring as well assisting across the top of the attack, the 21-year-old is beginning to prove that a move to the first-team isn’t too big for him.

Having signed when he was only a teenager, many wondered if he could actually cut it in the summit of English football. Well, now he’s providing the answers.

Everton and the England national team will certainly be liking the look of what could be the new main man of the future.

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