In the long line and very exotic history of strange transfers at Everton, few manage to topple that of Denis Stracqualursi.
The Argentine striker was a rather optimistic and extremely left-field signing for the Blues back in 2011, with David Moyes bringing him in on loan from Club Atlético Tigre in an effort to solve his forward issues.
It quite quickly became apparent that would not be happening, with Stracqualursi’s early displays for Everton showing he was extremely out of his depth.
He would go on to make 28 appearances for Everton that season, scoring three goals and registering one assist, one of each in the Premier League.
The move was not made into a permanent one for many obvious reasons and the striker returned to Tigre the following year.
Since then his career has been a wide-ranging one, to say the least, with him turning out for teams in Ecuador, Colombia and Italy.
His latest move finds him moving across Italy’s Serie D, leaving Taranto to join Fasano on a free transfer.
Resto del Calcio report that the biancazzurro club ‘welcomes the expert Argentine striker’ to their squad, who has worn ‘prestigious shirts’ such as those of Everton and San Lorenzo.
It’s a move he’s seemingly excited about too, saying it was ‘impossible to say no to Fasano’ as they are among the ‘most serious’ and the project is ‘solid and ambitious’ and he ‘can’t wait to take to the field’.
That will presumably be happening sooner rather than later, with the striker available after finalising his move on Monday.
There’s not likely to be many Everton fans keeping track of how things go for him given his short and unsuccessful stint at the club.
Still, his varied career and extreme nosedive since leaving Goodison Park once again proves what Duncan Ferguson once said; it’s only down after leaving Everton.