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Despite the departure of a number of expensive signings this summer, and no high-cost signings, Everton still rank 9th in the Premier League if the current squad is valued according to transfer fees paid. 

A new report from the CIES Football Observatory shows the current squad of players at Manchester Utd have cost the most: £991.7M, slightly more than the £977.9M spent by Premier League rivals Chelsea.

Everton's squad come 9th in the Premier League (and 14th in the world) at a total cost of £360.4M.


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Paul Kossoff
1 Posted 13/09/2023 at 19:09:02
Everton's squad come 9th in the Premier League (and 14th in the world) at a total cost of £360.4M.

Yes but what's it worth on the open market?

You buy a new car and the price has already gone down by the time you get it home. An item is only worth what you can get for it, not what you paid for it. Pickford and Onana, saleable assets, £350.4 million?

Most of our squad are a liability and a drain on the club and will walk for nothing or little else.

Pat Kelly
2 Posted 13/09/2023 at 20:02:40
In Everton’s case the whole is less than the sum of its parts.
Geoff Lambert
3 Posted 13/09/2023 at 22:02:39
So thirty squad members averaging £12 million each.
John Raftery
4 Posted 13/09/2023 at 23:00:10
Paul (1),

I think most of our players would attract some interest. This summer, clubs have paid substantial sums for the likes of Iwobi, Gray, Simms and Cannon. Without thinking too deeply about it, I reckon we have a few players who would be of interest to clubs in the Premier League. The rest would be propositions for the Championship. How about the following?

Pickford - £40m
Patterson - £10m
Keane - £5m
Tarkowski - £10m
Branthwaite - £30m
Mykolenko - £10m
Godfrey - £5m
Onana - £60m
Gana - £5m
Doucouré - £5m
Garner - £20m
McNeil - £30m
Beto - £25m
Chermiti - £15m
Calvert-Lewin - £20m

My estimates don't quite reach £300m. I have excluded Seamus, Young, Gomes, the reserve keepers, the loanees and the young players, Dobbin and Onyango who have yet to establish themselves.

Jim Bennings
5 Posted 14/09/2023 at 07:34:02
So isn't it time that the numerous England, Senegal, Belgium, Scotland, Ukrainian etc etc etc internationals started performing then?
John Keating
6 Posted 14/09/2023 at 09:43:54
Having a chat in the lounge in Paris with Gana Gueye.

Telling him a “few facts of life” being a supporter just now. He's just on the way home after losing playing for Senegal. I told him he'd be used to that playing for Everton! He thought it was dead funny – I didn't!

Mind you I did wish him well against Arsenal. I told him if Rice is worth £100 million he's worth £200 million!

Sad thing was I think he believed me

Robert Tressell
7 Posted 14/09/2023 at 09:45:40
9th most expensive squad in transfer fees paid.

Probably about 14th to 16th in terms of quality right now.

Probably two more summer windows at least before we have a top 10 squad in terms of quality.

Andrew Brookfield
8 Posted 14/09/2023 at 16:54:26
Not if 777 buy us, Robert.
Robert Tressell
9 Posted 14/09/2023 at 17:02:13
Looking at this in a bit more detail:

Transfermarkt has our squad as the 13th most valuable based on their current assessment of player values - but only very marginally more valuable than Bournemouth and Palace in 14th and 15th (less than £5m difference). Sportrac seem to think we've got the 9th biggest wage bill.

We're a decent margin adrift of Brentford, Brighton, Forest, West Ham and Villa who are the clubs above us in value (Villa are in a different league really neck and neck with Newcastle now).

Robert Tressell
10 Posted 14/09/2023 at 17:07:25
That is a worry Andrew.
Joe McMahon
11 Posted 14/09/2023 at 17:23:50
John #4, and the sobering reality is we paid £30 million for Michael Keane, I think the same season we paid a way past his best Wayne Rooney £160k per week.

It's no wonder many fans of other clubs want us to go down. Everton bring nothing to the Premier League, season after season. With this spend over the years to be in relegation battles with no goals is criminal.

Other clubs' Chairman… blah blah blah.

Don Alexander
12 Posted 17/09/2023 at 2023/09/17 : 13:43:21

Whilst we all know our club’s very future is hanging by

several threads of very questionable credibility, I just want to ask us

genuine Toffee fans (and I include everyone in TW in that category) who we

deem to have had notable careers in football after having spent even a few years in

the peculiar entity that was Bellefield or is Finch Farm during the past 30


When I think of players I can’t think of one, with the exception of Wayne Rooney.

When I think of managers I can’t think of one, with the possible exceptions of Ancelotti and Silva I suppose – at a mega-stretch.

When I think of coaches I can’t think of one, ever.

So tell me please, who are the jewels produced under Kenwright’s ongoing tenure?

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