Koeman, in his second language, has managed to sum up my feelings and get across what i was trying to say in multiple other threads:
It's difficult to argue with this logic.
I think the question is ill-posed though. It's fairly clear that we wanted to sign a target man who's proven over a number of years. It's not really in doubt that Everton would be better off with Olivier Giroud in the side.
The problem is that he didn't want to come. Those proven players didn't exactly beat our door down the summer before though either.
Given the parameters of our search, we've definitely made the right choice not to sign 6th down the list. I'd much rather question how we've drawn up that list though.
Are we going to be better off long-term by targeting these proven strikers? Or at this stage would we better off signing somebody like Mounie who fits the style profile, but doesn't have that track record? Should we have tried to sign somebody like Mounie and targeted someone like Giroud anyway, or would that have stopped him even getting through the door? Should we have abandoned our pursuit of a target man and broadened our search when it became clear that we couldn't get one in?
I don't know the answer to any of these questions, like. I think they're better do ponder than a leading question about prolific strikers though.