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.
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.
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...
YES! the leader and true defender we've been waiting for, what a fantastic signing lads, top job!— M (@EFCMatthew) 10 August 2016
Welsh Sergio Ramos— Ed (@EFCEddie) 10 August 2016
Great Signing & Value..— Ravi Rehal (@Va_Vai_Va) 10 August 2016
NEW CAPTAIN— Great Gana Gueye (@GreatGanaGueye) 10 August 2016
This could be Koeman's most important signing of the summer. Proven Premier League player who showed his class in the Euros.— Ollie Brown (@bigtabs1977) 10 August 2016
yesss— Michael (@greenallefc) 10 August 2016