Our Everton fans here in the Transfer Tavern are seriously looking forward to seeing what their side is going to do this season with them really splashing the cash this summer.
The men from Goodison Park knew that they’d need to spend big to try and get amongst the biggest sides in the league and the top four and that is certainly what they have done.
The likes of Michael Keane, Jordan Pickford, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Sandro Ramirez have all arrived – amongst others – for a serious outlay – though that has been balanced by the huge fee that got for selling Romelu Lukaku.
For sure, then, it’s an exciting time for the club and Ronald Koemans’ ambition is clearly shining through – particularly when you consider this stat – via Ben Grounds on Twitter:
In signing Sigurdsson, Ronald Koeman has spent £227.4m in 14 months at Everton, £90m more than David Moyes did in 11 years at the club #EFC
— Ben Grounds (@Ben_Islington) 16 August 2017
Fans, then, have reacted to this and so, with that in mind, here is the best of the reaction:
Sure, but the market has changed considerably since then. Not a fair comparison.
— Rob Porter (@RobPorter9) 16 August 2017
True, but Everton have also ‘traded’ well. EFC will have made more than £200m by the close of this window/over 15 months. £170m to date.
— Matt Read (@MattRead66) 16 August 2017
All that matters is net spend – the rest is completely irrelevant
— Mugabi Turya (@MugabiBTurya) 16 August 2017
If you’re only interested in finances that is. If you’re interested in improving the club, he has spent enough to justify top 5, maybe 4
— Isleofyou (@AndyBowers76) 16 August 2017
Different times though…
— Lean Sejr (@Obi__two) 17 August 2017
Good stat Ben
— Mike Foster (@fozzie74) 16 August 2017
In all fairness Moyes didn’t recoup nearly 150 million on 2 players within 12 months of each other
— blueden (@denisesEFC) 16 August 2017
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