Everton have been one of the busiest Premier League clubs in the transfer market so far, bringing in two new faces, but now their Merseyside rivals have begun spending.
According to BBC Sport, Liverpool splashed £34m on former Chelsea attacker Mohamed Salah from Roma.
The Reds announced the Egyptian international’s arrival on their official website on Thursday evening, confirming that he has penned a long-term deal and will wear the number 11 shirt.
Salah failed to impress at Chelsea, spending the majority of his two years at the club away on loan to Fiorentina and then Roma.
After joining Roma permanently last year, he went on to score 17 goals in all competitions and racked up 12 assists.
Everton, who have spent more than £50m bringing in goalkeeper Jordan Pickford and midfielder Davy Klaassen, are believed to be pursuing an attacking player of their own.
BBC Sport claims that the club are closing in on the £5.2m capture of Malaga striker Sandro Ramirez after activating his buyout clause.
With Liverpool’s signing of Salah snatching the limelight, Everton fans have tweeted their thoughts on the new arrival.
Everton way of announcing Bolasie, Williams, Klaassen all just as good as Salah, but obviously didn't get recognised
— TheEvertonForum.com (@TheEFCForum) June 23, 2017
As an everton fan ill probs get some grief but I dont get why youve spent over £60 for two people who play in the same position salah/mane
— Oliver Ricketts (@EfcOllie) June 22, 2017
As an Everton supporter that'd be just as big a nightmare. Hopefully they get 'Chelsea' Salah over 'Roma/Basel' Salah
— (((Oren Glickman))) (@GlickmanOren) June 22, 2017
Wonder how long before Liverpool fans make signing mo salah about Everton
— that guy you know (@cjlatimer16) June 22, 2017
I know all Liverpool fans think Everton's signings are bad but I think Salah is a great signing for them could be deadly
— Harry#KING (@hazzabluenose) June 22, 2017
Wouldn't be surprised if Everton are waiting for Liverpool to announce Salah before they announce Sandro and vice versa…
— MDA (@michaeldeasha) June 22, 2017
People getting excited about Salah joining Liverpool meanwhile Everton have Calvert Lewin aha who even is Salah #EFC
— GlobalPCGamer (@GlobalPCGamer) June 22, 2017
@Everton okay the U23's game has finished & the red sh*te has announced Salah, so that means it's finally time to do Sandro please, thank uu
— Samuel Mason (@samuel_L_mason) June 22, 2017