Everton failed to properly replace last season's top scorer Romelu Lukaku.
Romelu Lukaku in action for Everton
Everton's failure to recruit another striker in the final weeks of the transfer window is well documented.
Having lost Romelu Lukaku to Sunday's opponents Manchester United, it would appear that a proper number 9 was top of the Toffees' agenda.
The names of Olivier Giroud, Raul Jimenez and Kenneth Zohore were those most prominently associated with Ronald Koeman's team, but Everton ended up empty handed.
As far as some Evertonians are concerned, though, another, more diminutive option should have been considered earlier in the summer, after watching him open his account for his latest employers on Friday.
Jermain Defoe in action for Bournemouth
Though less than a month away from his 35th birthday, there is little doubt that Bournemouth's Jermain Defoe can still cut it at Premier League level - after he scored the winner in his side's 2-1 win against Brighton & Hove Albion on Friday.
And the following Toffees fans certainly think so...
Why couldn't @Everton have looked into signing Defoe. What a player— Joe Orr (@jorr54) 15 September 2017
Everton should have signed Defoe.— Bobby. (@BobbyGG2) 15 September 2017
How many blues wish we had King and Defoe up front #EFC— Ian clarke (@ClarkeIanclarke) 15 September 2017
I said it as soon as i knew he was a free agent we should of signed defoe— brad (@bradleyefc) 16 September 2017
Solly March had given Brighton the lead at Dean Court, but Andrew Surman replied for Bournemouth before Defoe's quickfire winner.
The England striker scored 15 Premier League goals for Sunderland last season, but was unable to save the Mackems from relegation and left on a free transfer.
Should Everton have signed Defoe?