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It has been more than just a couple of years since the Toffees last broke the bank and eclipsed the old record that was set back in 2017/18 when they signed Gylfi Sigurdsson from Swansea City for a reported fee of £44.4m.
Needless to say, that is quite a sum, even for modern market’s standards, and it doesn’t come as a surprise to see it still top the charts to this day. Everton did come fairly close to it the season after that, in July 2018, when they signed a young Brazilian star in making, Richarlison, for a fee of £35.2m. And what a transfer that has turned out to be, huh?
But Romelu Lukaku’s acquisition from Chelsea in 2014/15 for a total of £31.8m was also quite something and proved to be highly lucrative for them, as they managed to sell the big Belgian to Manchester United a couple of years later for £76.2m, which is still their biggest sale to date and extraordinary profit for the club as a whole.
And interestingly enough, it’s not only Lukaku who was sold for the big bucks. Add to the equation the likes of John Stones, who went to Manchester City for £50m, Wayne Rooney, Marouane Fellaini and Idrissa Gueye and you get quite a business model the Blues have got going for them in terms of successful sales.
There have been quite a few of really famous footballers to don the Everton colours throughout the years and even though many ended up switching clubs at some point in their careers, they are still regarded as big Blues signings.
Of course, there aren’t many bigger than Wayne Rooney himself and even though he is not technically a signing since he is a product of their academy, his return home from Manchester United in 2017/18 was a great occasion for all of the fans.
Similarly, the likes of Seamus Coleman, who signed in 2009 from Sligo Rovers for quite a symbolic sum of £63,000, Tim Cahill from Millwall for £2m in 2004 or if we go even further back, Duncan Ferguson from Rangers for £5.5m in 1995, have had quite an impact on the club upon arrival.
From the newer generation of players, Lukaku and Leighton Baines certainly stand out as great transfers for Everton and Sigurdsson’s record-breaking arrival in 2017/18 has to be mentioned as well.