While it took Ronald Koeman quite a long while to become truly active in the summer transfer window, the Dutchman got there in the end.
And in the end, patience paid off because compared to clubs such as West Ham United, Everton’s transfer business was measured and it’s paying off so far this season.
Out of Maarten Stekelenburg, Idrissa Gueye, Yannick Bolasie, Ashley Williams and Enner Valencia, the first four of those players have adjusted well to life at Goodison Park.
In goal, Tim Howard was always going to prove difficult to succeed but veteran Stekelenburg has done well so far while Idrissa Gueye looks like one of the snips of the summer.
In both Yannick Bolasie and Ashley Williams, they too have enjoyed solid enough starts to their Toffees career and we suppose the only criticism of Bolasie is that he needs to score more for a forward player and the £25 million fee paid.
Enner Valencia is still biding his time for more opportunities but all of this Toffees transfer talk has got us thinking about the forthcoming January transfer window.
That’s why today, This Is Futbol have devised a list of FIVE Everton January transfer rumours that we just can’t see happening in the New Year.