Date:Thursday July 31 2014
There was always only man Roberto Martinez wanted to bring to Goodison Park this summer and that was Romelu Lukaku.
Obviously the signing of Muhamed Besic shouldn't be played down and neither should the permanent signing of Gareth Barry, but this one was the big one.
A £28million price-tag for a 21-year-old who many believe is the best young striker in Europe.
It takes a lot to prize someone like that away from Chelsea, but Everton managed it.
For whatever reason and it's something that many do not understand, Jose Mourinho just didn't appear to take to Lukaku, but Chelsea's loss is certainly Everton and Martinez's gain.
"He is also only 21 and he`s already scored over 30 goals in the Premier League. In my eyes, although he`ll never say it, the target for him is to become one of the best world-class strikers.
"We are the perfect environment for him to do that." Martinez told evertonfc.com, before continuing: "I can`t put it into words how excited we are and how much we are looking forward to seeing Rom enjoying his football again at Goodison Park.
'It has been a relentless pursuit from our point of view. It had to be a Club-record transfer fee and it is well worth every penny and effort that we put behind it.
"I think it`s one of those days that isn`t just important for the season but a very, very significant day in the history of our football club.
Vital Everton is 100% interactive. Not only can you have your say on the articles and the forums but you can also write an article to be published on the website or a suggest a poll so you can air your views.
Date:Thursday July 31 2014
Everton poised for £8million Deulofeu move (Monday December 22 2014)
Hectic Christmas fixture list good for Everton (Monday December 22 2014)
Jagielka apologises to travelling Evertonians (Monday December 22 2014)
Everton to blame for defeat (Monday December 22 2014)
Stats: Southampton v Everton (Saturday December 20 2014)
Eto'o and Barry in for Southampton trip (Saturday December 20 2014)
Southampton V Everton Match Preview (Saturday December 20 2014)
Points target for Champions League in 2015? (Friday December 19 2014)
Focus is still on top four for Everton (Thursday December 18 2014)
Naismith deal keeps him at Goodison till 2019 (Thursday December 18 2014)
|12. Aston Villa||17||5||5||7||-10||20|
» Newcastle : 22/12/2014 15:19:00
|Liverpool: Our Confidence Is Back - Rodgers
» Liverpool : 22/12/2014 15:09:00
|Former Hammer is a Wanted Man!
» West Ham : 22/12/2014 14:58:00
|Plugging A Hole At The Back
» Arsenal : 22/12/2014 14:55:00
|Loan Exit For Sanogo?
» Arsenal : 22/12/2014 14:41:00