There was legitimate concern amongst fans today that Everton may make a signing before transfer deadline day. The blues have been linked with an ever increasing list of players over the summer, and there was speculation in several media outlets that Everton may be close to concluding a deal.
Chief Executive Robert Elstone moved quick to address concerns:
“Evertonian’s should rest assured that this is nothing more than media speculation. We are entirely committed to maintaining the traditions of the club, and as such we will continue to adhere to our policy of recruiting last-minute panic buys as the transfer window closes. The current squad are such a well drilled, defensively organised, fluid attacking force at the peak of human fitness, that any mercenary who hasn’t managed to secure a move to a team playing in next seasons’ Champions League will be able to fit in seamlessly. We’ll be dusting off the fax machine around 9pm on transfer deadline day.”
It is believed Oumar Niasse was asked perform the Biennial Fax-Room Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, but has had to withdraw due to a sore wrist.