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Exclusive: Ex-Everton star drops surprise transfer window verdict

Ex-Everton star Michael Ball was disappointed with the club’s transfer window despite their fine start to the season.

The Toffees have been impressive under the management of Rafael Benitez thus far in 2021/22.

They have taken 13 points from their opening six games, only being beaten by Aston Villa, and they are subsequently sitting fifth in the Premier League table.

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However, Everton kept their powder largely dry when it came to spending money in the summer, instead relying on free transfers to strengthen the squad.

Demarai Gray was the only player who came into the club for a small fee, with the other signings Andy Lonergan, Andros Townsend, Asmir Begovic and Salomon Rondon all coming in on frees.

As a result, Ball does not think that the club have enough quality and depth in their squad, as they look to enjoy a successful first Premier League season under Benitez’s management.

He exclusively told Football FanCast: “The transfer window has proved where we are right now. The quality and depth in the squad is just not there.

“There’s players there that have been knocking on the door, wanting opportunities and they’ve let themselves and the manager down, and they’ve let the fans down numerous times.”

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