Michael Ball insists Everton fans should not be underwhelmed by the club’s transfer business ahead of the new Premier League season.
New boss Benitez has welcomed three fresh faces to Merseyside, with the trio all arriving within a 24-hour period last month.
Andros Townsend, who worked under Benitez during their time at Newcastle United, has penned a two-year deal after seeing his Crystal Palace contract expire at the end of June.
Ex-Leicester City winger Demarai Gray has returned to his homeland thanks to a £1.7million switch from Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen.
While Everton have failed to clinch the signing of Napoli central defender Kalidou Koulibaly, who is Benitez’s top target, Ball believes there is no reason for Toffees fans to be concerned.
The former Everton left-back exclusively told Football FanCast: “I think there was an inkling of Everton fans seeing the signings as pretty underwhelming.
“We have been spoilt in the past with big names but it’s not just about one player. You need to be compact as a team and have ability all around the squad.
“Rafa has come in, seen where we are pretty weak and where he wants to improve.”