Everton No2 Steve Round rates last summer's market their best ever.
Round said: "We may find getting Steven Naismith for nothing is one of the best signings of the summer.
"He's a player of that standard at that level who has slotted in so quickly into the Everton way. It was tremendous business.
"The two signings [Pienaar and Naismith] we made early on settled everyone down. The team is settled and you could sense that in the dressing room.
"We hadn't lost a star name, a Lescott or an Arteta.
"The team could see the club was showing some ambition and that gave quite a positive feel."