In January last year, Everton were hopeful of signing Croatian international Marcelo Brozovic. As reported by a number of sources, including CalcioMercato, Everton boss Sam Allardyce was keen on signing the player.
As reported by CalcioMercato, he could have been available for just £13 million.
At the time, it appeared like something of a gamble. Brozovic was struggling for football at the San Siro and was even getting booed off by his own fans, similarly to Everton man Morgan Schneiderlin.
In the end, Everton did not sign Brozovic and he remained at Inter. It looked as though the Croatian was set for a tough rest of the season at Inter before leaving in the summer.
However, Everton must now wish they had made a move for the player.
Brozovic has gone on to have an incredible 12 months since. He fought his way into the Inter team, helping them turn around their fortunes in Serie A.
He also helped Croatia make their way into the World Cup final. Brozovic has been in fantastic form and Everton would have had an absolute bargain on their hands if they could have secured that £13 million transfer.