Gokhan Tore joins Everton in cash-splashing deal
Everton and Joey Barton have spent only 10 million on Alphonse Areola, Javier Hernandez, Fernando Llorente, Romario, Nazmi Faiz, Simone Calvano, and Yaya Sanogo this summer. However Barton has finally splashed all the cash on Rubin's Gokhan Tore
, bringing the 20-year-old right winger in from Russia in a deal reported to be around the region of 20 million.
Everton and Rubin will be familiar with 20 million deals. Last summer, Everton purchased Salvatore Bocchetti
from Rubin for 20 million as well but Bocchetti was hampered by injuries in his first season in England.
Barton is convinced Tore, who spent his youth at Chelsea before making the move to Rubin last summer for just 1 million, will have no such problem.
"He's been here before," Barton said, in the press conference unveiling Tore. "He's been in England before, with Chelsea and everything, so it helps. He's really fluent in English so there's no language barrier, plus he knows what's it like in the Premier League."
When asked about the fee Everton paid, Barton said, "are you saying if players come to clubs for big fees, they'll definitely flop? Take a look at Eden Hazard at Chelsea, mates. Speaking of Chelsea, at least I didn't pay 50 million for a player, eh?"