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Everton Transfer Deadline Recap

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Brief review of the Blues activity

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The 2015 summer transfer window ended pretty quietly yesterday. One one hand fans will be greatly relieved that we can finally close the chapter on The Stones Saga, Summer Edition. But on the other hand, after having envisioned Andriy Yarmolenko in royal blue it is difficult to settle with the thought of.. of.. wait, so did we not end up signing a no. 10 after all that?

IN

Gerard Deulofeu - the much-beloved Spaniard finally made his transfer to Goodison permanent. His arrival was much-heralded and though not fully-fit yet, there's already signs that he will be better for Everton this time around. He had more assists in the Cup game against Barnsley than all of his loan spell.

Tom Cleverley - picked up on a free transfer from Manchester United, he has fit right into the squad. Until his injury against Tottenham, Cleverley is already showing signs of being invaluable to Roberto Martinez's plans, playing wing, holding midfielder and even right back.

Mason Holgate - there were hushed whispers among fans that the young central defender was signed from Barnsley to be the replacement for another former Tyke.. John Stones! Luckily, this youth international is one for the future, though it is likely he'll be in a few matchday squads.

Leandro Rodriguez - there is little known about this Uruguayan striker, apart from this highlights video. Roberto says he's ready to play in the first team, so we'll have to believe that at some point he'll come on for Romelu Lukaku. He's nearly 23 years old, so is part of the youth brigade.

Ramiro Funes Mori - another South American signing that fans don't know much about. The 24-year-old central defender does come highly-recommended from pundits who attribute some of River Plate of Argentina's recent resurgence to his steadying influence in the back.

Aaron Lennon - the winger found himself on the fringes of the Tottenham squad and pushed for his move back to Everton, joining the ranks of recent loan players who have now permanently joined the side. His addition gives the Blues some much-needed width.

OUT

Sylvain Distin - the long-time faithful servant to the club finally moved on. He had for the longest time looked like he would continue to defy age and gravity, but his performances dropped off drastically last season and marked the end of his time to the Blues.

Antolin Alcaraz - never one to inspire confidence in the backline, it was inevitable the Paraguayan defender had to go at the end of his contract. He is currently signed to a one-year contract in the La Liga with newly-promoted Las Palmas, where is yet to play a game.

Luke Garbutt - not really an 'Out' per se, the left back is loaned out to Fulham for the season. Towards the end of last season it looked like he would leave the club after Brendan Galloway usurped his role, but luckily he signed a new contract with the club.