Everton have announced the signing of Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie in a £25m deal.
The Blues confirmed the arrival of Bolasie on their official site on Monday afternoon after the wideman had successfully completed a medical on Sunday.
Bolasie has signed a five-year contract with Everton – a deal that will see him remain at Goodison Park until June 2021.
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And the 27-year-old told evertontv of his delight to join manager Ronald Koeman’s revolution on Merseyside.
Bolasie said: “This is a big club and I know all about it from having played against them over the years.
“I’m looking forward to putting on the Everton shirt.
“For me, it was a no-brainer to come here. But now that I’ve come to Everton, the job is not done. I’ve got to work hard and feel my way in. I’m ready and up for the challenge.
“It’s not about the money for me. It’s about looking at the ambition of the Club and where they are trying to get to. I just like to play football.
“I just like to play football and it’s going to be really interesting to learn from someone like Ronald Koeman, who was obviously a top centre-back as a player and he played with some of the best players in the world.
“The Club has made good signings, players like Ashley Williams who I know well – and I know that I’ve joined a club that not only has lots of quality players but one that produces lots of quality players, like Ross Barkley, as well.
“This season is going to be very interesting and I’m looking forward to being part of it here at Everton.”
Bolasie will wear the number 14 shirt at Everton during the 2016/17 campaign.