Three key observations from Everton's summer transfer window
A new dawn has arisen over Goodison Park. New owners, new manager and transfers that cost around 30 million. Indeed, the signing of Yannick Bolasie has brought something new and exciting to Everton, but does that tell the whole story of Everton’s window?
Here’s three points that sum up Everton’s transfer window:
Everton have a new transfer policy
They may have lost John Stones to Manchester City, but Everton haven’t just accepted that. Not only did they acquire 50 million for his services, but they also replaced him very well in Ashley Williams. Williams requires no introduction and can easily come into an Everton side and command respect in the back-line.
The purchase of Bolasie from Crystal Palace for 30-odd million represents a fresh impetus on buying for the now, just like with Ashley Williams. Manager Ronald Koeman seems to be creating a strong team with plenty of pace, that can achieve success straight away.
Another signing in Gueye offers good defensive solidarity, and an ability to shut up shop in a way that perhaps both Morgan Schneiderlin, or Victor Wanyama did while at Southampton. Koeman will be happy to be buying players, rather than losing them, and the ability to buy ready-made players is surely something that attracted him to the club in the first place.