Since Farhad Moshiri’s arrival at Everton in February 2016, the Toffees have spent around £640 million on players.

After three back-to-back relegation scares and two separate point deductions for breaching profit and sustainability rules, it looks likely that the Iranian-Billionaire will be selling the club in the near future.

With over 60 different players signed in his reign, we calculated the price per goal contribution to Moshiri’s top 5 most expensive attacking signings.

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Table showcasing Eveton's top 5 most expensive signings and their price per goal contribution



5th- Richarlison – £505,970.15

Richarlison playing for Brazil
Everton’s Richarlison playing for Brazil / picture credit Carlos

The young-Brazilian signed for Everton prior to the 18/19 season, reuniting with former manager Marco Silva.

In his first season at Everton, he won the 18/19 young player of the season and then followed this by winning player of the season in 2019/20.

Most notably was his opening goal in Everton’s 2-0 victory against Liverpool at Anfield, breaking the 22-year winless run.

Richarlison quickly transcended into a fan favourite for the Toffees due to his hardworking, passionate performances that were pivotal in Everton avoiding relegation.

This signing was a huge success for Farhad Moshiri, with the striker obtaining the best price to contribution ratio and recouping the most money by far when he was eventually sold to Tottenham Hotspur for £50 million in 2022.


Gylfi Sigurdsson
Gylfi Sigurdsson Courtesy of Everton FC

4th – Gyfli Sigurdsson – £764,285.71

The attacking midfielder was classed as the ‘marquee’ signing of Moshiri’s reign, signing from Swansea for £40 million in 2017.

The Iceland international still remains Everton’s club record fee and was a key player in his stint at Everton. Despite being labelled a ‘freekick specialist’, he never managed to score a freekick for Everton.

However, he was pivotal to Everton’s Europa League qualification and did wear the captain’s armband on many occasions for the Toffees.

He obtains the second-best price to goal contribution ratio, managing 56 contributions in 152 games. However, despite the large sum paid for his services, Everton were unable to recoup any money from this transfer before he left the club for free.


3rd – Alex Iwobi – £1,052,000

Everton's Alex Iwobi during the Premier League match at Goodison Park, Liverpool. Picture date: Sunday September 18, 2022. Credit Alamy (Free to Use)
Everton’s Alex Iwobi during the Premier League match at Goodison Park, Liverpool. Picture date: Sunday September 18, 2022. Credit Alamy (Free to Use)

Signed initially as an attacking midfielder from Arsenal in 2019, it wouldn’t be until he was moved further back into the midfield where he would win over the Everton fans.

Known for his quick, skilful feet and work rate, Iwobi won Everton’s 2022/23 player of the season after providing the most assists in their relegation battle.

His time at Everton had many highs and lows, with him playing in a wide range of positions that seen him play almost everywhere besides goalkeeper!

The Nigerian left Everton prior to the 2023/24 season, joining Fulham and reuniting with Marco Silva, who signed him originally for Everton.


2nd – Moise Kean £3,966,666.67

Morgan Schneiderlin & Moise Kean
Morgan Schneiderlin & Moise Kean Courtesy of Everton FC

Signed as the next big ‘wonderkid’ striker from Juventus, the young Italian never really set into life at Everton and had many rumours of disciplinary issues reported.

He then had a successful loan at French giants, PSG, before returning to his former club Juventus on loan, which was made permanent in 2023.

Despite not reaching the heights that many had hoped for at Everton, he is still the only player, other than Richarlison, to make Everton a profit on this list.


1st – Yannick Bolasie – £4,166,666.67

Yannick Bolasie playing for Everton
Courtesy of Alamy Images

The Congolese winger was signed from Crystal Palace in 2016 and was renowned for his exciting skills and technical ability.

His career at Everton started off well, forming a strong partnership with Romelu Lukaku and tearing defences apart.

However, after sustaining an ACL injury against Manchester United, Bolasie was kept on the side-lines for over a year.

Upon returning, the winger embarked on numerous loans across Europe and never really managed to recover and get back into Everton’s first team after this.

As a result, he has the worst price to goal contribution ratio out of Moshiri’s signings and recouped the club £0.


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