Why Everton's slow transfer window is not that surprising

New manager Ronald Koeman during the press conference

The Blues have only signed Maarten Stekelenburg this summer.

New manager Ronald Koeman during the press conferenceNew manager Ronald Koeman during the press conference

While Everton fans grow frustrated that their club is not making moves in the summer transfer window, it is not surprising to see the Blues are acting slowly.

They were expected to be extremely busy this summer, with new manager Ronald Koeman backed by Farhad Moshiri’s millions. That has not been the case though, with just Maarten Stekelenburg arriving at the club so far.

It is a situation that is frustrating the Toffees faithful, who have watched several Premier League sides making big money additions early on in the window.

New Everton investor Farhad Moshiri in the standsNew Everton investor Farhad Moshiri in the stands

However, it is not that surprising to see that the Blues are moving slowly given the market they are looking to operate in.

They are keen to get big money acquisitions this summer to try and make a statement to the Premier League, and those sorts of deals are not completed quickly.

Everyone knows they have money to spend, and in an already inflated transfer window, clubs will be looking to exploit that. Both factors make deals hard to conclude.

Similarly, they are likely to have a tough time convincing the big name players into joining given their two 11th placed finishes in the last two seasons and the lack of any European competition to offer as incentive is another big hurdle. 

Southampton's Maarten StekelenburgSouthampton's Maarten Stekelenburg

There are also other factors to consider. Their desire to bring in a Director of Football may be holding up their progress in the transfer market as they wait to get someone hired before moving forward. 

Ronald Koeman may be another reason. He knows that the job at Goodison Park is a big one, and there is every chance he is taking his time to fully assess the squad before bringing in fresh faces.

Of course there is every chance that Everton are just not competing as they should be, but it is in no way surprising to see them acting slowly.

Everton Chairman Bill Kenwright and new manager Ronald Koeman during the press conferenceEverton Chairman Bill Kenwright and new manager Ronald Koeman during the press conference

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