How Everton fans reacted to Ashley Williams's £12m move one year ago

Romelu Lukaku of Manchester United celebrates scoring his sides third goal as Ashley Williams of Everton looks dejected during the Premier League match between Manchester United and...

Everton signed Ashley Williams for £12 million from Premier League rivals Swansea City one year ago.

Ashley Williams of Everton celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Everton and Arsenal at Goodison Park on December 13, 2016 in Liverpool,...

When Everton landed Swansea captain Ashley Williams in August 2016 - for a fee of £12 million, according to BBC Sport - it appeared that the Toffees had made a very smart signing following John Stones' move to Manchester City. 

Williams had been excellent during his time at the Liberty Stadium, inspiring their promotion to the Premier League and missing just one league game in his final four years with the Swans.

Ashley Williams of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton and Burnley at Goodison Park on October 1, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

The 33-year-old also seemed to justify Everton's decision to sign him during his first year at Goodison Park, as he proved to be a solid addition to the back four.

However, this season has been much more disappointing for Ronald Koeman's men, and for Williams in particular. The Wales international has looked to be some way short of his best and has made a couple of uncharacteristic mistakes that have proved costly.

Romelu Lukaku of Manchester United celebrates scoring his sides third goal as Ashley Williams of Everton looks dejected during the Premier League match between Manchester United and...

With many Everton fans keen to see the centre-back dropped following the international break, it is interesting to read the general reaction to the news that he had joined the Toffees last summer, as it is significantly different.

But with the experience and the quality that Williams possesses, you would not be surprised if he manages to get the fans back on side in the near future and the reaction towards his displays looks somewhat similar to what it did when he signed.

Here is a reminder of the reaction immediately after the news of his £12 million arrival was announced...

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