Everton boss Moyes: I believe I can fulfill my ambitions here

Everton boss David Moyes insists he can achieve what he wants in the game at Goodison Park.

Moyes celebrates ten years at Everton this month.

“I’d love to spend big money regularly,” he told the Liverpool Echo. “I could tell you a long list of players I’d love to bring to Everton, or who I’ve nearly brought here in the past but not had enough to do so.

“I could tell you all the hard luck stories, but what we have done is brought players in and put big value on them. What we paid for Leighton Baines and what would you have to pay for him now? And Joleon Lescott?

“So going back to that starting blueprint, I knew we wouldn’t have big money and everything the chairman has had he’s given me. We’ve helped increase the value of the players and improved the squad.

“The England internationals we’ve developed. You can use that as a yard stick because they’re the real value, and over the last few years we’ve tended to carry two or three internationals here at Everton who we’ve brought in without spending huge money.

“I go back to signings like Tim Cahill. We bought him for £1.5m. Where would you buy him for that now? He’d probably be £8m or £9m in the Championship now. If you wanted to buy Joleon Lescott, who we paid £5m for, you’d be paying a lot more.

"The prices of the best Championship players have rocketed. You need to have a lot of money for that. I’m still incredibly ambitious but I’ve said all along I want to do it at Everton.

“The distance we’ve travelled is what I look at, that’s why Bill’s now out looking for someone to come in. I’m ambitious and I want to win things.

"I know I haven’t got a trophy but in the Premier League, apart from Birmingham last season, there’ve been very few teams outside the top four who have won cups.”

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