Rafael Benítez says financial fair play ‘killed’ Everton in transfer window

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Andy Hunter

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Rafael Benítez has said the Premier League’s profit and sustainability rules “killed” Everton this summer but he is satisfied with his first transfer window at Goodison Park.

Everton signed five players but paid only one fee, a cut-price £1.7m for Demarai Gray, as they strived to reduce losses that have totalled almost £265m in the past three financial years. Premier League rules allow for a £105m loss in a three-year period, although last year’s figures were relaxed because of the pandemic.

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