In a busy transfer window thus far, it’s fair to say the most headline-grabbing move has been Everton’s capture of James Rodriguez.
The Blues move for the Colombian has caught people’s attention worldwide, with the deal very much one that few saw coming.
The midfielder is undoubtedly the most prominent player to rock up at Goodison Park in a number of years, some would argue ever, and as such, every man and his dog have wanted to talk about.
Already we’ve seen comments from Colombia and Spain about the transfer, with various football personalities either praising Rodriguez and wishing him luck or questioning why he’d join Everton.
After an impressive debut in the win over Tottenham on Sunday, those people are even keener to have their opinion heard this week, with the midfielder’s star turn ensuring he remains a topic of conversation for many.
The latest to have his say on the matter is sports psychologist Marcelo Roffé, who had nothing but positive things to say about Everton’s new star man.
“Nothing changed, but it changed a lot for him,” he told RCN Radio, relayed by Marca.
“Real Madrid is one drop and Everton is another. Zidane is one, and Ancelotti is another. He was brought here as a figure. This is the great opportunity to consolidate.
“All the coaches speak wonders of him, Pékerman loved him. Sometimes, you need the confidence of the coach.
“I hope that Ancelotti, who knows him well, succeeds. I hope that at Everton he will find his place in the world.
“In his debut, he nearly scored a goal. He has a lot to give, and Carlo grabs him at the right moment of maturity.
“What happens is that Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are world teams and it is very difficult to be there.”