At 8.5 million, we shouldn't be looking a gift horse in the mouth. Delph has a very high level set of skills. He wouldn't be getting anywhere near the England squad if he didn't. Brands and Silva have brought in 6 first team players. Only Yerry Mina has a question mark next to his name. I like to think I know a bit about football, after all, I am an Evertonian.
We buy, it would seem, the not quite made it quality players from the current elite clubs. It appears to be working, and Delph is of the same level of quality. The amount of money we spend on a player seems to tarnish what we expect they're going to achieve with us.