With Manchester United and Liverpool up at around 50 million pounds spent, Tottenham closing in on the 40 million pound mark, and Portsmouth at around 20 million – now would not be a good time for their rivals to tighten the purse strings.
But over at Everton, it seems they’re not going to be quite as free and easy with all that new TV dosh,
“I think there has been some irresponsible buying and spending by some clubs, and it makes it a bit more difficult if you’ve got less money to spend than that,” Moyes told the club’s official website.
“We’d like to add to the squad and I know the supporters are desperate to see new faces coming in, no more so than me, but things out there in the market are tight.
“But we are certainly doing everything we can to strengthen the squad and give ourselves a chance.
“We’ve done it that way for the past few years and we’ll continue to do so.”
Saying the clubs who are throwing money around are ‘irresponsible’ probably isn’t going to make Everton fans much happier, and seems like more like a bit of post-event rationalisation after David Nugent ended up with Pompey – the club who actually paid Preston North End’s asking price.
It’s a real shame, too, because Everton are a favourite around our offices and we really thought that – after the last few seasons saw David Moyes get them back to a respectable Premiership side – a bit of good spending could see them push the Big Boys once again. But it seems like the wait for Everton’s resurgence has just gotten a little bit longer.
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