The Iranian, clearly in an attempt to make a statement, entrusted Ronald Koeman with a treasure chest of riches during the summer of 2017.
With over £182m spent, the Dutchman had brought in all kinds of players.
There were players to have an instant impact, players in their prime and players for the future.
With regard to the latter, Nikola Vlasic was expected to uphold that end of that bargain having joined from Hadjuk Split after impressing.
Signed for £10m, he struggled to make an impact during a tumultuous era spanning numerous managers. Despite making just 19 appearances, he would eventually be sold for £14m, a slight profit on a disappointing venture.
A large fee for someone who had already shown a history of failure in England, former CSKA Moscow coach Valery Gazzaev clearly agreed. He claimed: “Vlasic behaves like he is allowed to do anything. He belittles himself – it means that he is simply not worth that kind of money.”
A rather damning assessment from the Russian.
Although handed few chances, there was a reason why he was not a success at Goodison Park.
Although at the time it seemed like desperation to cut their losses, to get a £4m profit on this unproven youngster, especially given his current standing, marks fine value for Everton.
He has talent, but the fact of the matter remains that he is a Premier League outcast who has failed at two different clubs now.
The 25-year-old will likely succeed in various European countries, but England seems a step too far. It, therefore, makes Moshiri’s decision to cash in when he did a smart one.