However, in hindsight, the Toffees secured an incredible bargain as the forward has gone on to become an ever-present in their starting eleven.
Whilst there have been many success stories when it comes to transfers at Everton, they do not always get their recruitment right as seen in the case of Alex Iwobi who has struggled for consistency since making a £35m move from Arsenal.
In order to continue to progress as a club under the guidance of manager Carlo Ancelotti, the Toffees will unquestionably need to strengthen their squad this summer.
Ahead of the upcoming transfer window, we have decided to create a quiz based around Everton's current squad in which you have to match up the star with the club that they were purchased from.
Will you be able to get full marks?
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