Select a Team

Fellaini ends Moyes' frustration

Belgian ace signs on at Goodison

By Chris Burton.   Last Updated: 25/01/11 8:52pm

  • Share:
Fellaini: Hot prospect

Fellaini: Hot prospect

Sky Bet

Everton's transfer woes finally came to an end on Monday when they snapped up Marouane Fellaini.

The £15million splashed out by the Toffees to bring the Belgium intentional to Goodison Park saw them smash the club transfer record.

Having endured a frustrating summer in his search for new recruits the arrival of the 20-year-old from Standard Liege came as welcome relief to boss David Moyes.

The acquisition of the prodigious youngster certainly bodes well for the future, with the club's acting chief executive Robert Elstone also expressing his delight at the deal.

Prospect

"We have signed one of European football's most exciting prospects, who will have a huge part to play at Everton over the next five years," Elstone told the club's official website.

"I spoke with (chairman) Bill Kenwright and David Moyes shortly after concluding the deal and they are delighted we have managed to secure his services.

"It came late on, like a lot of the big deals in the Premier League, but he's with us and we look forward to welcoming him to Goodison."

Fellaini joined Liege, Everton's forthcoming opponents in the first round of the Uefa Cup, in 2006 and made 84 appearances for the Belgian champions.

He has also won 10 caps for Belgium and recently represented his country at the Beijing Olympics.

  • Share:

Related

Related Profiles

Most Popular

Features

Euro 2016: Ultimate guide

Euro 2016: Ultimate guide

We profile all 24 teams in action at Euro 2016, looking at their key men and chances of success...

Missing Premier League Euro XI

Missing Premier League Euro XI

Vincent Kompany, Juan Mata, Dejan Lovren...The best Premier League XI not at Euro 2016 this summer.

Who will Roy axe?

Who will Roy axe?

Who will Roy Hodgson cut from his England squad for Euro 2016? We look at seven vulnerable players...