There was talk of them putting up some kind of Everton related statue outside of their ground as a thank you for us taking their cast offs. Personally, im really happy with the players we've got and just cause they dont make it at Barca isnt a negative, we're not in a place where we can attract superstars, but I think in signing the likes of Digne, Mina, Gomez, Richarlison and Bernard we've vastly improved our squad
Love this about Brands landing Mina as well:
Brands on Mina Capture
Marcel Brands has rejected the claim that Everton paid a premium on agent fees to land Yerry Mina.
Reports suggested Manchester United removed themselves from the race to sign Mina due to frivolous demands from his representatives, but the director of football confirmed that the Blues weren’t held to ransom.
“It was really simple behind the scenes,” Brands told the Daily Star. “I put the offer in and Barcelona asked for a totally different amount that we would never have paid.
“Then they said: ‘Okay, we will wait until the end of the market’. We never changed our offer.
“That was a bit of gamble because everyone was writing about Man United and Barcelona used that, agents used that, everyone used it.
“I don’t know exactly if Man United were in. The player said constantly to me: ‘I want to go to Everton’.
“I don’t know exactly the situation with Man United but of course Barcelona used it.
“They said to me: ‘Man United are coming in’. I don’t know if they did but I took a bit of a risk with that.”