Are Everton now a stronger team after Fellaini’s departure? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Usually the Blue half of the Merseyside remains quieter than other top ten clubs in the transfer window. However, this season it has been different. While Liverpool with more financial back-up are expected to splurge cash on players, but their derby rivals Everton have done some shrewd business too.
On the transfer deadline day, Roberto Martinez was as busy as any other manager. On that frantic day, with few hours left, not only he had to sanction the release orders of Marouane Fellaini, who joined Champions Manchester United for a reported fee of £27.5 million, but add enough replacement to fill the hole left by Fellaini, that too within such a short time.
In the end, it turned to be a success. Everton managed to acquire the services of James McCarthy for £13 million from Wigan, Gareth Barry on loan from Manchester City and Romelu Lukaku on loan from Chelsea. The club already had pu...