Everton defender Sylvain Distin believes the club has enough quality in its squad to "compete for something interesting" this season.
He added forward Kevin Mirallas last month and brought in
Everton is still waiting for FIFA to rubber-stamp the latter's move from Club Brugge as the deal was completed so close to the deadline but the side is hopeful that confirmation will come later this week.
And despite the departures of midfielders
"When you see new players coming in you know everything is moving in the right direction and that is what every single player wants," said Distin.
"It's a bit early to say this is the best squad during my time here.
"We need a bit of time for players to adapt and see how well they are going to do but I rarely remember the squad having so much quality.
"We have enough quality to compete for something interesting this season."
Unusually for Everton it got off to a flying start, winning its first two matches, although defeat at West Bromwich Albion clipped its wings somewhat.
However, Distin believes there is a different mood around the club this season.
"We are not used to this and it is a good feeling," he told evertontv.
"We have started well and the squad is only going to get better and bigger.
"We want our team to get better and for there to be more competition between the players.
"But we should never expect too much too soon. It is a good start, which is very positive, but we are so far from the end [of the season]."
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