Sky Sports pundit accuses Everton of ‘spoiling’ window

Date published: Thursday 9th August 2018 3:09 - Matthew Stead

Everton have “spoiled” this summer’s transfer window, according to Paul Merson.

The Toffees have signed just two players so far this summer, with Richarlison and Lucas Digne arriving from Watford and Barcelona for a combined £58million.

It is the former deal, which saw Richarlison join for a club-record fee of £40m, that has drew ire from Sky Sports pundit Merson.

Marco Silva intends to add even more players before Thursday’s 5pm deadline, with Yerry Mina, Kurt Zouma and Marcos Rojo all targeted.

Wait until Merson sees their fees.

“I think that’s what’s spoiled the window if I’m being perfectly honest,” Merson said.

“I think that happened so early, and at £40m that set the benchmark. Teams then have gone, ‘Well if you’re getting £40m for him I want £60m, £70m, £80m, £90m and £100m.

“I think that’s the problem.”

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