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Sam: Ronald's Spent Wisely

20 January 2017

Sam Allardyce describes this weekend’s opposition as a stable Premier League club with an admiration for how Everton have grown over the years. 

Koeman made five signings in the last transfer window and the Palace boss believes performances of the Toffees in recent weeks is showing the progress that the club are making.   

"Everton have been a massively stable club in the Premier League for years. Moyesy rebuilt them from nothing, they made the odd cup final and got into Europe on a limited budget.
“Ronald’s spent wisely and had a good squad to add to. His work is paying off and the players bought into his ideas.”

In their victory over Manchester City last weekend one of the goalscorers was 19 year old Adelmola Lookman, an example of a young British player who clubs are willing to pay in excess of a reported £10m fee to get as part of their club. 

Allardyce is not surprised that figures like the reported £10million, in this case,  are being met to get the talent into the squads of Premier League clubs. 

“It’s the price of young talent, young, homegrown talent is rare and that makes it expensive.

“Man United paid £33m for Shaw. If a Premier League club wants them, the owner of a lower league club starts rubbing his hands. If you want him you’ll pay it.”

CLICK HERE for the pre-match press conference. 

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