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Tom Cleverley, Arouna Kone and Everton’s first signings in last 10 summer windows

The Premier League transfer window opens in less than two weeks’ time with Everton intent on adding a clutch of quality players to Carlo Ancelotti’s squad.

Among the Blues’ targets, are a new right-back and a winger.

And here we take a look back are the first signings Everton made in each of the last 10 summer transfer windows.

2020

Niels Nkounkou

Everton managed to sign and seal a deal to bring Nkounkou to Goodison early in the summer thanks to special permission granted by the Premier League.

The Covid-impacted window would not fully open until after the end of the delayed season but league officials allowed clubs a 24-hour window in which to register players on July 1.

Everton completed the signing of Nkounkou, who arrived after the end of his contract with Marseille.

The Blues would pay the French club in the region of £240,000 in training compensation.

2019

Andre Gomes

A deal to bring Gomes back to Goodison, but on a permanent deal, was announced on June 25.

Everton agreed to pay Barcelona around £22m for the midfielder following a successful loan spell the season before.

2018

Richarlison

A change of manager and director of football in the summer of 2018, meant Everton’s transfer chiefs were working against the clock to get their business done.

Marco Silva and Marcel Brands would have to wait until July 24 before starting the new era at Goodison with a first signing.

Everton would pay Watford around £35m to land the Brazilian.

2017

Jordan Pickford

By only a matter of hours, Jordan Pickford became the first face through the door in the wild summer of 2017.

Everton agreed a £30m deal with Sunderland for the goalkeeper who was soon joined at Goodison by Davy Klaassen later on June 15.

2016

Maarten Stekelenburg

Ronald Koeman would not land an outfield player in the summer of 2016 until early August.

But his first recruit was swiftly through the door with Maarten Stekelenburg joining from Fulham on July 1 for a nominal fee.

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2015

Tom Cleverley

Roberto Martinez was set on adding Tom Cleverley to the Everton ranks in the summer of 2015 and wasted no time in snapping up the free agent.

Cleverley, due to be released by Manchester United at the end of the month, agreed a five-year-deal with Everton on June 5.

2014

Gareth Barry

Another player being released at the end of his contract, Gareth Barry was a priority signing for Everton in the summer of 2014.

But a deal agreed with Manchester City, which had brought the midfielder to Goodison on loan in 2013, meant the Blues would have to pay £2m if they ended up signing him permanently.

And. on July 24, Martinez secured Barry’s services.

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2013

Arouna Kone

Everton paid £6m to Wigan Athletic to allow Kone to follow Martinez to Goodison.

The Blues confirmed the deal on July 8, just over a month after the Catalan’s appointment.

2012

Steven Naismith

On July 4, Naismith was officially confirmed as an Everton player, joining the Blues on a free transfer after leaving Rangers.

Rangers had gone into liquidation and Naismith fought to prevent his contract being automatically transferred to the new company running the club.

He won his battle and signed as a free agent for the Blues.

2011

Royston Drenthe and Denis Stracqualursi

Everton made a double deadline day swoop by bringing in Drenthe and Stracqualursi on loan.

Stracqualursi would go onto enjoy a cult hero-like status with Blues fans for his heart-on-sleeve style while Drenthe would go down in Goodison history for fully living up to his enigmatic hype.

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