Everton have confirmed the £9.5 million signing of Ramiro Funes Mori from River Plate on a five-year contract.
Mori, 24, who has been allocated the No. 25 shirt at Goodison Park, passed a medical with the Toffees on Aug. 23 after they had agreed a fee with the Argentine club.
Delays in securing a work permit held up the transfer, but they have now been sorted out, with Everton announcing the Argentina international's arrival on Tuesday morning.
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Everton are set to confirm the £6 million signing of Ramiro Funes Mori on a five-year contract after receiving approval on a work permit.
The Argentina international passed a medical on Aug. 23 after the Toffees agreed a fee with River Plate.
Delays in securing a work permit held up the transfer, but they have been sorted out, and he will sign a five-year contract, sources have told ESPN FC.
Part of the reason for the hold-up was that Mori, 24, has played only once for his country -- and needed...
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With his transfer saga very much looking as though it's going to rumble on till deadline day, it's probably safe to say that most Everton fans have had their fill of hearing about Chelsea's protracted pursuit of John Stones.
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