By Aramide Oladipo
Everton legend Peter Reid has heaped huge criticism on the club’s hierarchy for their transfer policy during the summer transfer window.
The Merseyside club reportedly spent more than £150million on new recruits for the current campaign with players such as Jordan Pickford, Michael Keane and Wayne Rooney completing moves to Goodison Park.
However, the Toffees also saw leading goalscorer Romelu Lukaku depart the club for Premier League rivals Manchester United but they failed to find a direct replacement for him.
As a result, Everton have struggled both up front and in defence which ultimately cost Ronald Koeman his job at the club following a disappointing start to the campaign.
Speaking on the Sky Sports show Goals on Sunday (19 November, 11am), Reid was very critical of the club for failing to do the right business over the summer.
“I thought it was poor,” he said as quoted in the Liverpool Echo.
“A year ago, everybody in football knew Lukaku was going and that we had to get a striker in.
“That is your priority. They didn’t do it.
“Wayne Rooney, they got, Sigurdsson, Klassen – are they all similar? For me, yeah, they are all similar.
“And so it was a massive, massive error not getting – they got the boy Sandro in for £5m – but they had to go and get a big one in.”
Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has been the only summer signing to enjoy consistent form at Goodison Park this season.
Everton have already been eliminated from the Europa League and they are only three points clear of the bottom three in the league table.
The Toffees have also failed to find an immediate replacement for Koeman with caretaker boss David Unsworth still in charge of the first-team.
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