The January transfer window has finally closed, and for the most part, Everton made out well.
For David Moyes, his shopping list was all crossed off.
Goal-scoring striker? Check. Nikica Jelavic heads south from Glasgow Rangers to ply his trade for another side in blue. Though he has only played 30 minutes for his new club, look for Jelavic to find his way into the first team soon.
Incisive winger? Check. South African star man Steven Pienaar returns from a stint at White Hart Lane to give Everton pace on the flank once Landon Donovan returns to Los Angeles. His chemistry with Leighton Baines is self-evident.
Defensive help? Check. Darron Gibson might make an impact in front of goal as he did against Manchester City, but more often he’ll be holding down midfield with Marouane Fellaini. On the periphery at Old Trafford, Gibson should make a more substantial impact in Merseyside.
But what of the future? A mid-table finish seems in the cards for Everton in 2012, but the summer transfer window will allow hope to spring eternal once again. The Toffees might still be cash-strapped, but we can dream.
Here are six players Everton should consider for the summer.