The English and international transfer windows are in full swing now, with deals for the hottest talents in world football being completed around the globe.
Marco Silva and Director of Football Marcel Brands have so far only been able to add a back-up goalkeeper to our squad in former Huddersfield Town ace Jonas Lossl, however, while allowing long-time club servant Phil Jagielka to move on with his contract expiring at the end of the month.
No big names leaving the Toffees on a permanent basis is always a welcome notion, especially when the likes of Richarlison and Idrissa Gana Gueye have continued to be linked with a route out of Merseyside this year.
Names like Romelu Lukaku, Mikel Arteta and Wayne Rooney have all moved on since the turn of the century, though, and some Everton supporters clearly still rue the day the board allowed the likes of that trio to leave Goodison Park.
Here’s what these supporters had to say when the Liverpool Echo asked which player sale hurt the most…
Pienaar going Spurs got me…dunno why
— Matt Vicary (@Vicaz22) June 17, 2019
Definitely when Duncan Ferguson left for Newcastle, mainly because no 1 saw it coming and only had my Everton top with his name on back for about a month lol
— mick mckeown (@mickmckeown80) June 17, 2019
When lukaku left, I was like good riddance, always felt he looked down his noise at Everton!
— Martin Rock (@MartinR84979227) June 17, 2019
Wayne Rooney. I was only a kid at the time and I was absolutely gutted when he left
— Z Cars (@SignHimUp1878) June 17, 2019
Lukaku. Best striker we’ve had since the 80’s.
— The King in Yellow (@LakeofHali) June 17, 2019
Rooney and big Duncan . Gutted on both . But recent has got to be big rom. Best goal scorer I’ve ever seen for us .
— My left back is magic (@goodisonblue2) June 17, 2019
Rooney arteta and pienaar
— tony oneill (@tonyoneill1966) June 17, 2019
Rooney by a country mile. We had a genuinely World Class talent for the first time in a generation and we had to sell his best years to balance the books.
— Paul Corrigan (@TheMagicMullet) June 17, 2019
Alan Ball joining Arsenal then Rooney
— Neil M Davies (@NeilMDavies) June 17, 2019
Has to be arteta… would do anything for him back at the club
— Oscar Tomo (@OscarTomo94) June 17, 2019
Definitely big dunc.. I remember finding out on the way home from school I was gutted to say the least
— Liam Robertson (@robertson_liam) June 17, 2019
Pienaar. We lost better players but I just always loved watching him
— Alex Peace (@the_alexpeace) June 17, 2019
Cahill for me ????
— ????????-????????????????-???????????????????? (@ThatGeekAndy) June 17, 2019