Everton have never been shy when it comes to spending money on bringing new players to Goodison Park over the past few years.
However, as happens at a lot of clubs but probably more so with the Toffees, not every deal that takes place ends up being a successful one.
One particular example of this for the Merseyside club is with winger Yannick Bolasie, who Everton splashed out a fee of £25m for from fellow Premier League club Crystal Palace back in the 2016 summer transfer window.
Having scored 13 goals and provided 30 assists during his time at Selhurst Park, it’s easy to see why Everton were originally keen to add him to their squad.
However, in his first two seasons at Goodison Park, the Congo international made just 32 appearances across all competitions but could only find the back of the net twice. That means it cost the club £12.5m for every goal he delivered for the Toffees, making it a very expensive signing for them with very little return in terms of what he gave on the pitch.
Before eventually leaving the Merseyside club on a free transfer to Turkish club Caykur Rizespor back in the previous summer window, the winger had loan spells with clubs such as Aston Villa, RSC Anderlecht, Sporting Lisbon and Middlesbrough.
With 78 appearances under his belt for those sides, the former Palace star racked up just 13 goals, showing that his time away from Everton before leaving on a free transfer wasn’t that successful either.
Even with 20 appearances for his new club so far this season, the attacker has only found the back of the net on one occasion.
Back in January 2018, Transfermarkt rated the winger’s market value listed at £18m, the highest it has been throughout his career, whereas it now stands at a measly £788k, showing the significant decline it has taken as a result of his tumultuous period at Goodison, where he was picking up a weekly wage of £71k-per-week.
Taking all of this into account, it’s hard to deny that Bolasie’s move to Everton was a very bad one for all parties.