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Former Everton DOF says club turned down Andy Robertson

During his time at Everton, as the club's Director of Football, Steve Walsh oversaw the squandering of over £150 million on players.

With that in mind, you'd think he'd be a little more reserved when pointing the finger at his former club, considering that none of those players has turned out to be much of a success.

But the man many credit with having a large role to play in Leicester's Premier League success drop a bomb today, when he told the Athletic that he offered our neighbours Harry Maguire and Andy Robertson for a combined fee of £20 million.

He said: "While I was at Everton, I offered them Andrew Robertson and Harry Maguire deals, when they were at Hull, and it was worth £20 million for the pair. Everton wouldn’t take them."

Andy Robertson, of course, joined us for £8 million and is now a Champions League winner and the best left-back in the Premier League.

Whilst Harry Maguire has since moved to Man Utd for a fairly extortionate £80 million, but is generally considered England's first choice centre-back. It all just adds to the sense of complete cock up that has been Everton's transfer strategy of the past few years.

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