Sheffield United boss Neil Warnock believes Andy Johnson has justified his £8.5million price tag and is 'the best buy of the season', ahead of his side's game with Everton on Saturday.
There were a number of sceptics that baulked at the fee Everton paid to lure the England international from Crystal Palace in the summer.
Johnson has, though, proved to be a real success on Merseyside with his 11 goals thus far establishing him as a firm favourite with the Goodison Park faithful.
Blades chief Warnock believes Johnson has more than justified the faith shown in him by David Moyes and that he represents genuine value for money in today's inflated market.
"People said Everton paid a lot of money, but there are not many exceptional players at that price, yet Andy is one of them," said Warnock.
"He's very unfortunate his face does not seem to fit England-wise, but personally I would love to see him have two or three games in the team.
"I think he would do a very good job because he is unpredictable, pacy and he works his socks off. That's why he is a team player.
"Everton may have spent £8.5million on him, but he has been the best buy of the season - value for money."