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Toffees confirm Jelavic

Image: Nikica Jelavic: Joined the Toffees from Rangers for undisclosed fee

Everton have confirmed the signing of Nikica Jelavic from Rangers on a four-and-a-half-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

Croatia international completes his move to Everton from Rangers

Everton have confirmed the signing of Nikica Jelavic from Rangers on a four-and-a-half-year deal for an undisclosed fee. The 26-year-old striker completed a medical and agreed personal terms on Tuesday to become David Moyes' third January signing following deals for Landon Donovan and Darron Gibson. His switch came too late for him to be considered for selection against Manchester City on Tuesday night but he will be in contention to feature at Wigan Athletic on Saturday. The Croatia international was signed by Rangers from Rapid Vienna for £4m in the summer of 2010 and netted 36 goals in just 55 appearances for the Scottish champions. Jelavic said: "It is a big thing for me and it is a new step in my career, a step forward. I am very pleased and very excited, it is a new challenge for me. "The Scottish Premier League is not as high a level as here in England but I think it will help a lot as it is not so much a big difference. "I think I can bring some good football and to score many goals and to try to win some trophies."

Best attribute

Asked what his best attribute was, Jelavic added: "Scoring goals. In the last couple of seasons my record has shown that and hopefully I can continue that at Everton." The Croatia international becomes manager David Moyes' third signing of the January transfer window, following a loan for Los Angeles Galaxy forward Landon Donovan and a permanent deal for Manchester United midfielder Darron Gibson. He was introduced to the Goodison Park crowd during half-time of their 1-0 victory over Premier League leaders Manchester City. And after only learning of the possibility of a move to Everton at the weekend Jelavic is keen to start helping out his new side as soon as possible. "I can promise to the fans and people at the club I will do my best and score as many goals as possible," he added on evertontv. "I only found out about the move a few days ago and it is a dream come true. "I know Everton are an outstanding Premier League club, even thought this season they are not in as good a position."

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