Everton star Seamus Coleman has told the Liverpool Echo that he hopes the club still continue their policy of picking up bargain signings in the transfer market despite the increased financial muscle their new investment from Farhad Moshiri will bring.
Coleman joined the Merseyside club from Irish side Sligo Rovers in 2009 for just £60,000 and has gone on to play well over 200 time for the Toffees, holding down the first-choice right-back spot for most of his time at Goodison Park.
The 27-year-old believes he is an example of why big money does not always need to be spent to bring in quality players, and admits that he would like to see the club continue their considered transfer policy rather than simply splashing the cash.
When asked if Everton would look to continue to unearth hidden talent, Coleman replied to the Echo: "I hope so. Nowadays, the money in football has gone silly and it's not the players' fault what they get bought for.
"I'd like to think there are players who will still get a chance and an opportunity and take a punt on them. Leicester are a great example of that with the players they've bought.
"There's very good quality of football in Ireland, some very good players and I'd like to think that there's a couple more bargains over there that can come here and do really well in England."
Although Everton have increasingly spent large amounts on players in recent years, such as the club-record signing of Romelu Lukaku and the £13.5 million paid for striker Oumar Niasse - they have also tried to continue their policy of the David Moyes era under Roberto Martinez.
In the last three years the Toffees have brought in young Football League talent such as John Stones, Brendan Galloway, and Mason Holgate for small fees with each player experiencing at least some level of first-team success since their arrival.