By Noel Whelan

15th Jun, 2022 | 7:30am

Everton chiefs slammed for 'wasting money' after Farhad Moshiri confession - pundit

Noel Whelan has slammed the Everton board for “wasting money” on transfers after Farhad Moshiri’s open letter to fans.

The former Leeds striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted poor recruitment has been the Toffees’ biggest “mistake” in recent years.

In a statement issued last Wednesday (8 June), Moshiri confessed “mistakes have been made” at Everton and that the club “need to do better” moving forward.

The Toffees finished 16th in the Premier League table during the 2021/22 camping, four points off the relegation zone.

Whelan insisted recruitment is where things have gone wrong for the Merseyside outfit and that the board need to “learn from their mistakes”.

Asked what the Toffees’ biggest mistake has been, Whelan told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “Look, it’s all about the transfers.

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“When you get it right, you get it right and you can give yourself a pat on the back. When you’ve got it wrong like they have for not just last year but for three or four years, the money’s being wasted.

“That’s maybe when an apology is needed but you’ve got to learn from your mistakes. Like players do, chairmen do as well. Let’s hope that he’s going to learn from this.”

“You’d probably get away without saying anything, quite frankly, by just getting your transfers right.”

Everton signed five players during last summer’s window, although all but one joined on free transfers.

They signed Nathan Patterson, Vitaliy Mykolenko and Dele Alli permanently during the January market.

The Toffees also brought Donny van de Beek and Anwar El Ghazi in on loan.

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