Big things are expected at Everton from McAleny.
"When Saha was here he could do everything," he said.
"He could hold the ball up, run in behind, he was two-footed. I used to like watching him in training. I'd get absorbed watching how he did things. It was a bit weird replacing him when I made my second Premier League appearance against Norwich.
"He was so good and that's him these days - he'd have been even better years ago in his prime.
"Then there's Nikica Jelavic. He's superb and another one I can learn from. He's always there in the right place at the right time to score. I'm always learning."