Everton fans might think that their club has made some pretty disastrous signings in the past 12 months.
But we’re here to provide them wth some relief.
None of them are quite as bad as these five, which we’ve quite happily dubbed the five worst deals Everton have made in their Premier League days.
5. Marco Materazzi
Materazzi has won the World Cup, the Champions League and the Serie A title five times – what’s he doing here?
Well Materazzi didn’t work out at all for Everton after he joined from Perugia in 1998 for £2.7million.
The enforcer only made 27 appearances and was more noted for his poor discipline than anything else.
“Materazzi got booked 12 times and sent off three times during his season at Everton so it all turned out a bit chaotic for him and everyone else,” said Barry Horne in the Guardian.
He seemed incapable of playing in England although Everton did turn a profit of £1million when they sold him back to Perugia in 1999.
Click below to find out who sits fourth in our top five list of worst Everton buys: