We then signed Bolasie.
After signing Bolasie, Koeman said;
He said: “We always look at players [that will make us] have a stronger squad. That’s one of our jobs to do - to improve the team.
“If we don’t think we have that type of player in the squad, then we will sign that player.
“What we need in the team, we will bring in.”
This is the clubs manager, and majority shareholder openly admitting they need to strengthen the squad - after we signed Bolasie.Koeman: "If we don't sign any player before Wednesday then I will be a little bit disappointed,"
It's a fair assumption then, that the club didn't leverage the transfer window as well as they expected and that both Moshiri and Koeman will be a tad annoyed this morning. Koeman admitted himself he'd be disappointed.
So, how do Everton learn from it? Who at Everton is responsible for our transfer shenanigans?
Moshiri tells us it's Kenwright, with support from himself, Steve Walsh and Ronald Koeman.
Since Moshiri come in, with the exception of Alexander Ryazantsev joining the board who has no experience in football - he's kept faith with the existing regime. He promoted Elstone and Barrett-Baxendale to the board. Does Moshiri now have a mandate for change?
"If a player doesn't want to join, what can we do?"
"If a bigger club comes in and takes our transfers, what can we do?"
Appreciate these views, but for me - that is part of the process. Competition/scoping out players who will come and navigating the minefield and murky world of football agents.
Too many times does it seem we've been made a patsy. Forget Sissoko. That was a last minute, panic. I'm not convinced we should be throwing that type of money at a player who the clubs manager wouldn't have had the opportunity to even meet face to face. That failing is just one of many.
So then, I'll wrap up with.
- Who is to blame for Koeman being left - in his own words - "disappointed"
- Should Moshiri be making changes to the transfer way of working at Everton?