By Emma Sanders
Everton fans reacted with delight on Twitter after Farhad Moshiri revealed the Blues’ summer transfer window plans.
Moshiri admitted the club went after seven players during the summer window and were only successful on securing four of them.
The Blues’ owner gave an honest interview with TalkSPORT on Monday afternoon and revealed the club missed out on £60 million-rated defender, Kalidou Koulibaly.
The Merseysiders were successful in their pursuit of Maarten Stekelenburg, Idrissa Gueye, Yannick Bolasie and Ashley Williams but they missed out on the highly-rated Napoli defender.
As well as Koulibaly, Everton were not able to persuade Moussa Sissoko and Lucas Perez to join, as they snubbed the Blues for a move to London.
“The manager had seven names and four of those we got – Stekelenburg, Gueye, Bolasie and Williams,” Moshiri told the Jim White Show on talkSPORT on Monday morning.
“We tried to buy Koulibaly from Napoli and they wanted £60million. We competed with Chelsea and were right there. Koulibaly, we did everything.
“He [Koeman] wanted box to box, we went for Sissoko, we matched asking price, all the terms were agreed. He wanted to go to a Champions League club. Lucas Perez exactly the same.”
The Iranian billionaire, who previously had an investment at Arsenal, bought a majority stake in Everton earlier this year and seems to have warmed fans with his honest and open interview.
Everton currently sit in seventh position in the Premier League and despite hearing the news they missed out on some promising targets, fans were pleased with Moshiri’s honest approach.
Here is a selection of the messages on Twitter:
More honestly in 12 minutes than in the last 12 years. #Moshiri
— Brad R.V Taylor (@BradRVTaylor) November 7, 2016
Bad results have seen Bill crawl under his rock until a Wembley appearance
A 5-0 defeat Moshiri has come out and calmed fans #Positive
— Katie Carter (@1878carter) November 7, 2016
Debts clear, Everton can go where they want, Koeman will be backed, He wants European football, Big stadium to come….
Moshiri has a plan
— Tony Scott (@Tony_Scott11) November 7, 2016
That Moshiri interview has made my Monday!
— Nick Casey (@1NE_LOV3) November 7, 2016
Just heard Moshiri interview in full – very impressive.
— Chris Gill (@Chrisgill95) November 7, 2016
bit of a pick me up from moshiri there the point of that interview, he didnt have to do it spose , lets hope all is true
— Basstastic (@Toffyboys) November 7, 2016
— Andy E (@andye486) November 7, 2016
Reshreshing to hear moshiri there… i like him #hesblue
— ryuuu (@Ryancullen22) November 7, 2016
Great interview with Moshiri that. As if we bid £60m for Koulibaly ?
— Hayden (@HJEFC92) November 7, 2016
In other Everton news, Moshiri also gave his verdict on the defeat against Chelsea.