Belfast Telegraph

A closer look at Everton's summer signings

Everton have done the most business of all their Premier League rivals since the season ended, spending over £85million on six players.

Here, Press Association Sport looks at the players manager Ronald Koeman has brought in to reshape his squad.

JORDAN PICKFORD (£25million + £5million in add-ons)

The former Sunderland goalkeeper will be the club's record signing should all the add-ons be activated and the England Under-21 international's fee is a record for a British goalkeeper. Koeman will hope he solves the problem of inconsistent goalkeeping which dogged them last season.

DAVY KLAASSEN (£23.6million)

The midfielder, previously Ajax captain, has been brought in to provide more creativity in midfield and has been touted as the replacement for Ross Barkley - whose future at the club remains in doubt. The 24-year-old also brings goals with 55 in 181 matches for the Dutch side.

MICHAEL KEANE (£25million + £5million in add-ons)

Koeman needed to freshen up an ageing defence and the centre-back, signed from Burnley for a fee which matches Pickford's as a potential club record, has been identified as the long-term leader at the back with Ashley Williams and club captain Phil Jagielka turning 33 and 35 respectively in August.

HENRY ONYEKURU (£7million)

Signed from relatively unknown Belgian club Eupen, the Nigeria international was joint top scorer in the Belgian Super League last season. The 20-year-old striker will spend a year on loan at Anderlecht to continue his development.

SANDRO RAMIREZ (£5.2million)

The former Barcelona striker was signed from Malaga after Everton triggered his release clause. His involvement in the European Under-21 Championship with Spain means a later arrival for pre-season but 16 goals in LaLiga last season should add more firepower to a side who were heavily reliant on Romelu Lukaku.


The Holland Under-18 international defender, signed from FC Volendam, will start in the Premier League 2-winning under-23 squad.


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