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Last year's acquisitions, all within a week of the transfer deadline, were for undisclosed fees, and also loans, with the exception of Belgian Midfielder Marouane Fellaini, who's quickly becoming a cult hero at Goodison Park after signing for a club-record £15 million fee from Standard Liege at, quite literally, the 11th hour, a sum that was equivalent to 80% of Liege's entire yearly budget.
Whilst those signings worked out better than any Evertonian could've hoped, considering the timing and the fees and whatnot, it's important that the same thing doesn't happen.
So far the only acquisition has been Manchester City failure Jo on a season long loan, after he impressed at the end of last season.
So again, no money has been spent. However Evertonians can only hope that David Moyes can pull off yet another few bargain basement signings, due to the lack of money available for big money transfers in this modern football climate.