The article completely ignores the likes of De Bruyne and Mata, who were both Chelsea rejects and Sanchez and Mikhataryn who were both deemed surplus to requirements at Arsenal and Man Utd. It's not just plucky little Everton who sign big 6 rejects. Top 6 clubs sign rejects too.
Then there are the likes of Anelka and Balotelli, who were rjects from big 6 clubs too, but ended up at another big 6 club.
De Bruyne in particular walks into pretty much any side, he's that good, but for some reason just couldn't seem to cut it at Chelsea.