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Blues Sign Joel Robles

by Matthew Gamble @efc_mattgamble

Everton have completed the signing of talented goalkeeper Joel Robles.

The 23-year-old glovesman arrives at Goodison Park from Atletico Madrid on a five-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

He was on loan at Wigan last term and was part of the Spain Under-21 squad which won the European Championships this summer.

He made a total of 13 appearances for the Latics with his performances deposing regular keeper Ali Al Habsi and earning him a place in the cup final side - where he kept a clean sheet.

Joel has played at every youth age-group for Spain and came through the same academy system as Manchester United's Davd De Gea.

He arrives to challenge Everton's established custodian Tim Howard for a place in Roberto Martinez's starting line-up and is travelling with the squad to their Austria training camp.

He could make his first appearance in Sunday's friendly at Austria Vienna which can be viewed live on evertontv.

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