Everton won’t pay a single penny of Beto and Youssef Chermiti’s transfers this year.

That’s according to The Athletic, who have reported that the only fee the Toffees have paid this summer is the £3 million for Arnaut Danjuma.

Everton endured a difficult summer and were forced to find a balance between bolstering their squad and not overspending.

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The Merseyside outfit were struck with financial problems that meant they weren’t able to pursue a number of targets, with the likes of Rodrigo and El Bilal Toure joining clubs that could offer more cash.

Everton ended the summer transfer window with five new signings in Beto, Chermiti, Danjuma, Ashley Young and Jack Harrison.

The club had started their transfer business by barely opening their wallet, however they ended it by splashing around £32m on their two Portuguese forwards.

Everton won’t make a payment for Beto and Chermiti for seven months

Fans were left unsure exactly how they were affording the pair, but the Athletic have now reported that they won’t actually make a payment towards their fees until the next fiscal year – starting in April 2024.

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With Young joining on a free transfer and Harrison arriving on loan from Leeds United, this means Everton have only actually spent the £3m loan fee it cost to bring Danjuma to Goodison Park from Villarreal.

The Toffees will be hoping to have some investment by next summer when they have to cough up the cash for Chermiti and Beto, while they could be in huge trouble financially if they are relegated to the Championship by then.