Everton could not reject a huge £75m bid for Lukaku when Man United approached, and there were promises the club would invest all the money in the playing squad to ensure Lukaku’s record of almost a goal every other game would not be missed. Big-money deals were completed to sign Jordan Pickford, Michael Keane, Davy Klaassen and Gylfi Sigurdsson, four players who, as you can see, are not strikers. To replace Lukaku, Ronald Koeman bought an over-the-hill Wayne Rooney and a £5m striker with potential in Sandro Ramirez. As predicted, this failure to replace Lukaku adequately has haunted Everton all season, and Koeman lost his job because of it. Lukaku has scored seven Premier League goals for Man United this season… the entire Everton squad combined have only scored 10.
Saturday, November 11, 2017
The Premier League season is well under way now, and the table is starting to take its expected shape.
Decisions made during the summer transfer window are starting to be assessed seriously, and 11 games in seems to be a good time to starting judging whether a team made good or bad choices in the closs season.
Looking at some of these decisions, talkSPORT reveal the five biggest mistakes made by Premier League clubs over the summer.
You can see them all by clicking the right arrow, above…Let's