Everton have confirmed the signing of Andros Townsend on a two-year deal.
The winger, 30, joins the Toffees on a free switch after his Crystal Palace contract expired.
Townsend, an everyday visitor on talkSPORT, turns into the primary signing of the Rafael Benitez period at Goodison Park.
“I feel everybody is aware of what Everton is. It’s a large soccer membership, it’s very formidable, a membership which has been attempting to get again to the place it belongs into Europe and past,” Townsend instructed evertontv. “I’ll be doing all I can to assist the Membership do this.
“Everton is a large soccer membership and has huge ambitions subsequent season. Because the previous cliché goes, it was a no brainer.
“Rafa [Benitez] could be very skilled. He does plenty of work on the tactical facet on the coaching pitch, he leaves no stone unturned. However extra importantly, he’s a fantastic man, a fantastic man-manager, and he’s all the time speaking to you. I’m certain he shall be very profitable right here.”
The England worldwide, who spent 5 years at Selhurst Park following a transfer from Newcastle United, is certainly one of quite a lot of high-profile gamers launched by the Eagles.
New boss Patrick Vieira needs to revolutionise the south London outfit in his picture after succeeding Roy Hodgson earlier this month.
It means Townsend has been afforded one other probability within the Premier League, with Benitez an enormous admirer of the 30-year-old.
Benitez might not have been the fashionable selection amongst Everton followers giving his allegiance to Liverpool, however the Spaniard has began his new function with authority.
In addition to Townsend, Benitez reportedly needs to signal Dwight McNeil from Burnley for a reported price of £25million.
The England Underneath-21 worldwide has shone at Turf Moor since bursting onto the scene 18 months in the past, with the Liverpool Echo claiming Benitez needs extra vast males to complement Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
Demarai Grey can also be into consideration, with the previous Leicester City winger solely shifting to Bayer Leverkusen in January, however Benitez is eager to inject extra tempo into his facet.
In the meantime, it’s understood goalkeeper Asmir Begovic will be part of the Toffees this summer time.