By Jonty Banks

18th Mar, 2023 | 2:00pm

Farhad Moshiri transfer failings at Everton magnified as wage bill table revealed

The scale of Farhad Moshiri’s transfer failings at Everton football club have come under heavy criticism this season, but a wage bill table that sees Everton sit eighth may have just added further fuel to the fire.

The Toffees’ current squad is a jumble of players brought into the regimes of Marco Silva, Carlo Ancelotti and Sam Allardyce – just to name a few – and fans have every right to vent their anger at some of the diabolical transfer business undertaken since Moshiri’s arrival on Merseyside.

According to data provided by CasinoBonusCA, Everton’s £80million outlay on their first-team squad is the eighth most in the Premier League, with the traditional top-six, and Aston Villa, the only teams sitting above them in the table.

Brentford, who are currently occupying 9th position in the league table have a squad being paid £30million, while Roberto de Zerbi’s high-flying Seagulls are paying a mere £35million for their player’s wages.

Considering the club are currently sitting 15th in the Premier League, just one point above the relegation zone, and in need of another squad overhaul in the summer, the poor recruitment cannot be understated.

Moshiri’s boo boys have every right to come out in full force on the release of this table. The sheer number of transfer blunders the club has undertaken defies belief.

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From Yannick Bolasie for £25million [BBC Sport], to Cenk Tosun for a further £27million [Sky Sports] and even to the loan deal for James Rodriguez, the Toffees’ transfer strategy has been scattergun and inconsistent over several years now.

Earlier this season, the starting line-up for the 2-1 defeat to Southampton featured players who were signed under six different managers.

And although Sean Dyche has stabilised matters at Goodison Park with a steady run of results, the squad is still in dire need of repair this summer.

A centre-forward, a replacement winger for Anthony Gordon and a creative midfielder aren’t going to come cheaply in the summer, so it looks like Moshiri will have to dig into his pockets yet again to try and reverse the club’s fortunes on the pitch.