For some reason I thought when Brands was appointed he was going to come in and rip the place up with new ideas and quality targets, my hopes were raised. It does appear at the moment that being the director of football for Everton is a lot harder than I presumed. Not sure what the reasons are behind our ponderous recruitment, could it be perception of the club after last season, money or other things, hard to say.
It does appear we are in for a long hall even to get back to were we were a few seasons ago.
Let’s not forgot that there’s a massive step-up in the quality required at PSV compared to us. Although we malign players such as Mirallas and Bolasie, they’d boss it in Holland. Could be that Brands has seen our team first hand and realised most of his PSV targets are nowhere near that standard required. Also, with the UK’s stringent work permit conditions, the majority of his South American targets will be off the table.
I’ve still got 100% faith in the new regime; their challenges have been well documented. That said, if we bring in Rojo for £30m, having sold Funes Miri for £10m (the £20m reported was bollocks, it was amended to a ‘small profit’), then most of that good will would be wiped out, instantly.