Player Valuation: £70m
Horrendous season, Everton have provided absolutely no entertainment whatsoever. Couldn’t be happier that it’s over.
Davies needs another season, still a player there just his confidence looks shotDavies
Therein lies the problem. We didn’t get massively inflated prices for them....we got what they were worth.What a chance we had to catch up with the teams above us when we got 80m for Lukaku and 50m for Stones. Also Moshiri cleared the debts and gave us a good platform to progress.
Reality is at the moment we can't compete with City, United, Chelsea and Arsenal, so that rule doesn't work. Don't expect to replace Lukaku or Stones like for like, but go for players with good potential like the Lukaku we got from Chelsea. Gamble on potential talent rather than gambling on Williams, Keane and Sigurdsson who aren't good enough for those teams, never will be and have no resale value.Therein lies the problem. We didn’t get massively inflated prices for them....we got what they were worth.
To replace Lukaku like for like would cost what we got for him. Same with Stones, especially when we see how bad a thirty odd million defender is in Keane.
Instead, we didn’t replace Lukaku and we replaced Stones with ten million worth of Ashley Williams. Hasn’t worked at all really has it.
The teams we sold our best two players to have finished first and second.
The general rule is that if a better team than us wants a player from us then we need to keep those players even if we risk lowering values, as we can’t ever improve and close the gap on those above us if we have to keep replacing our best players, let alone trying to add to the squad in order to push up the table. If teams like City, United, Chelsea etc aren’t interested in players (like Williams) then we shouldn’t be either if we have any aspirations.