Blues Confirm Five Deals

by Matthew Gamble
@Everton

Everton have agreed deals which will see three new faces arrive at Goodison Park, with two players departing the Blues.

Marouane Fellaini has moved to Manchester United for a £27.5m fee, with Victor Anichebe heading to West Brom for a fee which could rise to £6m.

Coming into Goodison are James McCarthy for £13m on a long term deal and a pair of season long loan deals for Romelu Lukaku and Gareth Barry.

All five deals were confirmed on the stroke of Monday night's transfer deadline. Fellaini's exit ended a summer long period of speculation after the Belgium international emerged as one of former Everton manager David Moyes' prime targets for his new club.

Roberto Martinez moved to boost his midfield by signing James McCarthy from his own former club Wigan Athletic.

The highly-rated 22-year old arrives with an impressive reputation as one of the game's brightest young talents.

Also arriving at Goodison is Chelsea's powerful striker Romelu Lukaku. The frontman, 20, switched from the Stamford Bridge outfit after enjoying a productive temporary spell at West Brom last season - when he plundered 17 goals from 20 starts.

Lukaku's arrival offsets the departure of Anichebe to West Brom - the academy graduate moving to the Midlands after making 168 appearances and scoring 33 goals for the Blues.

The final piece of the deadline day jigsaw sees England international and Premier League and FA Cup winner Gareth Barry arrive from Manchester City. The 32-year-old brings a wealth of experience to the Everton midfield having also played for Aston Villa in the Premier League.

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