Everton have signed Demarai Grey from Bayer Leverkusen for round £ 1.6m, ending his transient stint within the Bundesliga.
Grey arrived in Florida, the place Everton is conducting preseason coaching camp, to bear a medical examination Thursday.
The 25-year-old winger has signed a three-year contract with the Toffees, who’ve the choice to increase it for a further 12 months.
Grey stated evertontv that new Toffees supervisor Rafa Benítez was a key cause for his choice to maneuver to Goodison Park, saying: “I’m delighted to be again within the Premier League at such an ideal membership and excited to play with the workforce and get to work.
“Speaking to the supervisor and [director of football] Marcel Manufacturers, I’ve an excellent feeling with the membership and I really feel that this can be a place the place I can proceed to develop.
“The supervisor, along with his ambition and what he has gained previously, is essential and we’ll search to maneuver ahead and compete with the most effective golf equipment. I believe a membership of this magnitude has all of the potential to be up there.
“Everton is a really huge membership and the primary goal is to push and compete up there within the desk. I wish to work laborious in coaching camp and work laborious for the membership on the sphere.”
Grey solely joined Leverkusen in January after a five-year stint with Leicester, after which recorded one purpose and two assists in 12 appearances with the membership.
The previous England Beneath-21 worldwide, who gained the Premier League with the Foxes in 2016, will put on jersey quantity 11 at Everton.
Grey added: “I wish to transfer ahead, be a basic participant within the workforce, assist the workforce rating targets and help targets. I really feel like I am in a interval in my profession now the place I can put all the things collectively and obtain the targets.” I’ve set for myself.
“With the power that I do know I’ve and the arrogance in myself, I may help this workforce.”
Grey will now be a part of the Everton workforce coaching in Orlando forward of the preseason pleasant in opposition to the Colombian Millonarios on Sunday evening.
It’s Benítez’s third signing since he changed Carlo Ancelotti, following the arrivals of Asmir Begovic and Andros Townsend.
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