"When I came here of course it was a different situation", said Koeman.
"We can improve and spend money but everyone can improve and is spending money".
"They've got a good side and they've spent money from letting good players go, perhaps similar to Southampton a couple of years ago".
Everton have yet to receive any bids for their homegrown midfielder, despite his entering the final year of his contract and refusing to sign a new deal.
He has been likened to the legendary Spanish striker David Villa for his never say die attitude as well as his predatory instincts in the box and if the last season was any indication, the striker is definitely set to win over the hearts of millions of Everton fans worldwide. They finished in 13th last season. Despite a disjointed performance that saw the Blues play in fits and starts for the first half, it took a tactical change at the break for an improved second half that sealed the victory.
Negotiations with Porto have proved frustrating but Press Association Sport understands a deal just in excess of B£7million has now been agreed and the player has settled his own outstanding contractual issues with the Portuguese club, which had been a contributory factor in delaying the deal. "We don't have really a lot more options in our team".
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"We need to find other ways and we need to find productivity from other players".
While his predatory skills alone would be enough to make him a regular at the Goodison Park, there is a lot more that the young striker brings to the table that can help him become invaluable to his side.
"It's not an easy fixture under any circumstances".
The glow from Rooney's 199th Premier League goal was nearly erased when Fletcher went close to equalising after half-time with a stinging strike.