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Everton boss Allardyce: Signings failing to prove value for money

Everton boss Sam Allardyce admits their big name signings have failed to prove value for money.

Everton slumped to a 1-0 defeat at Watford on Saturday night to leave them with just eight points from away games this season – despite a near £200m splurge over the last two transfer windows.

Asked if he more should be expected from the players given their transfer fees, he said: “Yes, no doubt about that.

“But you see Everton is in an inflated price bracket because everyone knew it had got money to spend so every player they went for ended up at a certain price for Everton.

“If it was Man United it would be even more, but if it's less than Everton it's less.

“We are in that bracket now so we either say we pay that price and bring the player in or we don't. And that's what you live with today.

“Yes I would say the players need to be dealing with it more for the money we've paid for them."

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