Everton have spent a lot of money over the last two summers on players.
Some of that money has come from majority investor – Billionaire Farhad Moshiri – who promised two years ago to give the club “whatever I have.”
And he, unlike Mike Ashley has kept this word.
Everton finished 7th last year with 61 points under manager Ronald Koeman, and things looked good last summer.
Rafa Benitez – at Goodison Park – last night
But Everton struggled at the beginning of this season and Koeman was fired and in came Sam Allardyce – presumably only short-term to save them from relegation.
And Sam has done that.
After the game, last night at Goodison Park Rafa explained how big money for good players can make a big difference to any team.
This is what Rafa said:
“Do the numbers. “If you do the numbers, it’s very easy. ”
“The difference is they have players with experience in the Premier League.”
“I don’t know how much they spent this year exactly, but it’s very simple.”
“For us to come here and expect to beat them, it’s not easy.”
“We have a chance, but normally when you go away against these teams, it’s not easy to get anything.”
Rafa is pleading with Mike Ashley or potential new owners to give him sufficient money to spend this summer so he can bring in good, experienced players to the club.
That’s so the manager can more quickly improve Newcastle and have us be a top side – sooner rather than later.
Maybe even for next season.
That could be a good deal for a new owner, but they may be put off by Ashley’s new inflated price for the club, reported to be close to £400M.