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Blues Sign Beckford

Everton sign striker Beckford on four-year deal.

Blues Sign Beckford
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Everton have signed prolific striker Jermaine Beckford.

The 26-year old frontman has penned a four-year deal at Goodison Park after being released from his contract with Leeds United last week.

Scorer of 31 goals last season, Beckford had been linked with several top-flight sides but Everton moved quickly to secure his signature.

He passed a medical at Finch Farm and will join his new team-mates when they reconvene after the summer break.

Beckford signs in with club secretary David HarrisonBeckford signs in with club secretary David Harrison

The London-born centre-forward was a massive success during his three-year stay at Elland Road - scoring 31 goals last season to help fire the club to promotion, including the winning strike in the crucial last game against Bristol Rovers and, of course, he knocked Manchester United out of the FA Cup at Old Trafford.

He was subsequently named as the League One Player of the Year, an accolade he also collected in 2008.

Beckford began his career as a youngster at Chelsea but failed to break into the first team and after being released from Stamford Bridge he drifted into non-league football with Wealdstone. 

His sensational form soon attracted Football League scouts and he joined Leeds United in March 2006, where, after loan spells at Carlisle and Scunthorpe, he established himself as a goalscorer of genuine quality.

 

joe crosseWelcome aboard jermaine you will enjoy the experience like all your new team mates have of this great club.I know you have not played top flight football but you have proven you know where the net is and with good team mates around you and top coaches and our very own magician mesr moyes i know you will be a big hit best of luck.

Friday 4th June 22:30 Report Comment

Khyle SaywellBeckford, Youll always be a white, and dont forget us.......we love you in leeds but i wanna see you score a goal against man united again.....let it be the winner too.......moysey, do us proud with our boy becks.....

Thursday 3rd June 15:05 Report Comment

David Kellyi agree get off hte lads back ive had my doubts but we have a quality starting line up anyway we need quality rotationl players ive critisized him in past but hes here now and if he bags 10/15 goals thats what we want other players who can pitch in and give us a lift from time to time but hes not the youngest being 26, and no one else was interested in him because it was common knowlage we made a deal with them in january why do u think he had his contract terminated, i hope we get petrov and joe ledley on a free now

Tuesday 1st June 20:59 Report Comment

Phil ThomasBeckford is one good striker. He's a good goalscorer. Hopefully he'll score in every single game, and we'll win the league. Beckford rules! :)

Tuesday 1st June 19:16 Report Comment

James DwyerThere's a good video of him on youtube of some of his goals he's banged in for Leeds. He looks like a complete centre forward, good in the air, gets on the end of crosses front and back post, good finisher, good with his back to goal and on the turn, eager to score, seems to have a good football brain, he looks tall and athletic, another bit of shrewd business by David Moyes. Welcome to Everton Jermaine.

Tuesday 1st June 15:33 Report Comment

fran balejust to let you guys kno, jermaine will always be a leeds boy at heart, best of luck to him next season and i hope he scores 100 goals Thanks for everything jermaine!!! but dont ever become a full time sticky toffee! u can come back to us when we reach the prem! gd luck and dont be crying when leeds beat you in the FA cup next season mate lol

Tuesday 1st June 15:01 Report Comment

Khyle Saywellim a leeds fan, and think the one club i would of liked beck to come to was everton moyesey will get the best outta him

Tuesday 1st June 14:58 Report Comment

Luke OwenGreat news and a great signing. Good look to you Jermaine, you've made a wise choice.

Tuesday 1st June 10:12 Report Comment

Joanne Smithlove it!! 15-20 goals a season i reckon ,saha,the yak and now beckford with the option of vaughan but it also allows felli and cahill to play i their more prefered role in the centre of the park,IMWT,NSNO,ETID!!!

Tuesday 1st June 10:12 Report Comment

Mike WilliamsNot even Hull, Burnley or Portsmouth were interested. Hopefully he will prove to be a Jagielka, Cahill, Baines type signing. I fear he will be a Ibrahim Bakayoko

Tuesday 1st June 09:56 Report Comment

Mark LynchWhats with the negative comments Jason Gilbert and Mike Williams?? the lad hasnt even played a game for us and your'e already slating him... he is one of us now.... SHAME ON YOU.....

Tuesday 1st June 09:04 Report Comment

Mark LynchAM I DREAMING? EVERTON SIGNING A PLAYER BEFORE THE SEASON KICKS OFF??? LETS HOPE THIS IS THE START OF A NEW DAWN!!!! LOL Welcome to the Family Jermaine..........

Tuesday 1st June 08:59 Report Comment

Lawrence SharpFantastic news. Welcome Jermaine, and all the best of luck. A proven performer at League One level... may take a while to settle in at Premiership level, but I'm sure he'll adjust and bag a good bunch of goals. Most important factors : (1) Free transfer ! (2) A bunch of other clubs were also interested, but we got in really early... hopefully a precursor to a round of signings concluded much more timeously than in the past couple of seasons... exciting times ahead ? IMWT COYB

Tuesday 1st June 06:06 Report Comment

Keith Daniel RobertsGot him :D

Tuesday 1st June 00:00 Report Comment

Maurice JonesYou've joined a great club with great supporters. Jermain. You;ll be glad you did. Welcome to Goodison.

Monday 31st May 23:33 Report Comment

Glen Williamswe signed the lad from elland road, jermaine, jermaine, he's gunna score in every game, jermaine! jermaine! he's fast, he's blue, he'll score past spurs and man u JERMAINE BECKFORD EVRTONS GOAL MACHINE, dara dara dara dar dara...

Monday 31st May 23:17 Report Comment

Stan DalzielWelcome to the peoples club lets hope you can return the managers faith with bags of goals. Centre forwards @ this club are reverred & always have been. I'm old enough to have seen the golden vision & many others pass through this club & forwards who would sweat blood rather than see defeat. Goals & commitment is what it will take to win our love, our support is unconditional while you wear the blue shirt. Good luck I look forward to seeing you next season COYB

Monday 31st May 22:50 Report Comment

welcome Jermaine......you have genuine pace - which we lack - if you can get another 31 goals next year it'd be nice!!

Monday 31st May 21:50 Report Comment

Graeme BrownhillSuperb news. Finally a quality player on a free!! Best of luck Jermaine you couldn't be at a better club to forward your career. We have to concentrate on keeping Peanuts now. Just look at our midfield, with Felli to come back we have pure quality and hopefully a fully fit squad to pick from come August. IMWT

Monday 31st May 21:01 Report Comment

paul parkesBecks is gonna be a hit !! Davey does not get many signings wrong, you only have to look at the interest other teams have in our players. Got to play 4-4-2 though good attacking football. Becks you've got the best manager, best fans you could wish for and best very best team mates. Now you've got the chance to play for the best team in the world. Try your very best for our club and make yourself an Everton great. Welcome to EVERTON FC.

Monday 31st May 20:47 Report Comment

Jos Rowlandnice 1 everton for 1 of the quickest signing we have made before pre season welcome beckford, just wanted to say that we our all pretty sure that peanuts is going and if he does he will be in for a rude reception on returning with another club after us gambling on him after munich, also if he does go i wud like to see two of the following please donovan, ireland, ohara, bellamy please at least two!!!!! coyb!!!!

Monday 31st May 18:51 Report Comment

Thomas McCarteni think this is another good moyes signing he hasnt cost us nothing, and he looks like a young pacey striker who knows where the net is, yes it is a big step up, but a risk i think worth takeing maybe with a pre- season, and a few starts in the reserves, i think we then should start him in a away game to find his feet in the prem, its great to see moyes not waiting untill the season has started, to bring players in, if we can get the pinnear thing sorted, & try to bring back donovan, with the adition of maybe 2 more players, & the squad stays injury free things are looking good, i would be willing to listen to offers on yobo, & maybe saha just because of his age, & injuries ? coyb

Monday 31st May 17:34 Report Comment

Luke OwenGood signing and just what we needed. COYB!

Monday 31st May 17:02 Report Comment

Sam HustonVery nicely done boys, great signing!

Monday 31st May 16:53 Report Comment

graham griffithsbeckford is quality i think moyes has been excellent here WELCOME TO THE PEOPLES CLUB JERMAINE

Monday 31st May 16:43 Report Comment

Mick EganFantastic News!! Even more so because it's been done now and not last minute.....He will now have plenty of time to get into it with his new team mates and hopefully help us make a much needed good start to the season....Welcome Jermaine and best wishes!

Monday 31st May 16:39 Report Comment

Royson Reja SagahJB came on a free so i'd say this is a pretty low-risk transfer. Heres to hoping he bags as many goals for us as he has for Leeds in the past. Good to have you on board, son!

Monday 31st May 16:29 Report Comment

Jason GilbertEven on a free transfer this guy is a waste of money. Have not seen him play a good game at all since he was at Leeds & they are not a very good side anyway being 2divs lower than the Prem. Not a good signing at all for the blues & if this is Everton competing with the big boys for a CL spot then maybe it's time Moyes moved on to another challenge as this isn't a CL standard signing & not an Everton quality player.

Monday 31st May 16:22 Report Comment

Mike WilliamsWhy?

Monday 31st May 15:56 Report Comment

Stephen McNallyLets hope David Moyes has unearthed another lower league gem. We all know how Joleon Lescott performed, in the blue shirt of Everton, after his move from Championship club Wolverhampton Wanderers. Good luck Jermaine, heres to another 31 goals this season.

Monday 31st May 15:38 Report Comment

timothy harrisFantastic signing! adds some english depth. and i agree with allen, if peanut leaves then we MUST bring back Donovan

Monday 31st May 14:59 Report Comment

joseph grechWelcome to "the school of science",you're home jermaine,joining THE GOODISON MASTERS OF THE ARTS SQUAD.thanks for David Moyes artistry of dealing.COYB

Monday 31st May 14:59 Report Comment

Peter WilliamsWelcome to the family. I think this is a good signing. Ok he's not a massive name scoring 20 a season in the Premier league or Italy or Spain but we don't have the £20+ million those players cost. He maybe a bit of a gamble, but many said the same about Cahill, Arteta, Jags, Peanut & he who should not be named all they were some of our best buys

Monday 31st May 14:41 Report Comment

darren allenWelcome Beckie...About time. One thing I'm concerned about is our formation. Does this mean we are going for the 442 or 433 formation? Personally, I would like to like to see Donovan come back, especially if Peanuts leaves.

Monday 31st May 14:34 Report Comment

Brian FarrellLet's be patient with the guy, he'll need time to adjust to stepping up 2 divisions!

Monday 31st May 14:13 Report Comment

john fosterwelcome to the peoples club becks

Monday 31st May 14:09 Report Comment

Wai Kin LowFinally we get a pacey striker!!! But is that means vaughan or yakubu is leaving everton?

Monday 31st May 13:57 Report Comment

Ever TanBravo Moyes on signing yet another hidden gem. Bravo JB on recognizing Everton as the club most suited to bring out your best and to elevate your career and legacy to that next level.

Monday 31st May 13:53 Report Comment

Mikel ArreguiGood signing I think! Welcome on borad Jermaine and just do your best mate and show you're a great player! At least there are also good news! COYB!

Monday 31st May 13:40 Report Comment

Milin Chandrathats whom we need ...a STRIKER if we dont score goals we lose and this man will lead us to victory with the help of yak,saha and baxter

Monday 31st May 13:33 Report Comment

Jon SummerHow much has Jermaine cost us? or was He free?

Monday 31st May 13:13 Report Comment

Jon SummerWelcome Jermain, I hope you can keep your scoring record up in the prem for us and become a Blue center forward legend

Monday 31st May 12:59 Report Comment

dave lawsonwelcome to the family jermaine, look forward to seeing you scoring plenty of goals, all the best

Monday 31st May 12:56 Report Comment

michael ananinsI think this may very well turn out to be a good move for Everton. He obviously has the potential and if anyone can bring that potential to fruition then it is our backroom staff and coaches. Welcome to the big time, Jermaine!!

Monday 31st May 12:39 Report Comment

tony mccartyJermaine -- welcome to the greatest club on the planet --- work hard --- sweat blood for the cause---- and the fans will love you ---- lets see them goals --- and top 4 here we come!!!! IN MOYES WE TRUST!!!!!!

Monday 31st May 12:37 Report Comment

When i score we riotBeen waiting for this to get confirmed a long time now. Brilliant! Welcome to Goodison, make sure you get a better nickname stuck to you than "Becks"!

Monday 31st May 12:34 Report Comment

Chris LightfootIt's good to hear positive news with all the paper talk about players leaving. He looked a class act when he played against some of the premier teams.

Monday 31st May 12:27 Report Comment

chris cavanaghgood singing this is just wot we needed a pacey striker

Monday 31st May 12:27 Report Comment

Real ToffeeWelcome to Goodison Becks! Think you're a great addition to the squad, we needed an out and out goal scorer after goals dried up towards the end of last season. Look forward to seeing you in an Everton shirt.

Monday 31st May 12:27 Report Comment

Malcolm BubbIs he the Rob Earnshaw that Moyes missed out on? About time we had a fox in the box, again. Not sure Beckford is a 4-5-1 man though, what's the plan? For him to come on when we are chasing the game and make it 4-4-2? What does this mean for Vaughan? Isn't Beckford is what we hoped Vaughan would become?

Monday 31st May 12:26 Report Comment

Hayden JillionsWelcome to Everton Beckford! Lets keep them scoring boots on for next season!! COYB!

Monday 31st May 12:25 Report Comment

David AdlingtonDespite all the naysayers I think this is a excellent pice of business. Look at the examples of jagjelka or lescott if you need proof of David moyes expertise in this area of development. We do not have the funds to buy the finished product, we need to buy "works in progress" COYB IMWT

Monday 31st May 12:24 Report Comment

ian wardwell done davey moyes about time we got a deal done early and with no problems. i hope he proves to be a great player for us. welcome to the peoples club jermain you will love it.

Monday 31st May 12:21 Report Comment

Martin HeywoodWill this pave the way for the Yak to leave Goodison now?

Monday 31st May 12:17 Report Comment

JAN KOSEDAGood stuff, lets hope he hits the ground running

Monday 31st May 12:13 Report Comment

Glen WilliamsTo be honest with you, this is an awesome signing from Moyes, he was awesome in League 1, and with coaching from Everton he can only get better. All you doubters you won't be doubting when he scores 15-20 goals a season. Well done Beckford, I doubt you'll read this, but I hope you become an Everton Legend, you sure do have the talent

Monday 31st May 12:12 Report Comment

Ben Heskethwhat's our club motto again ?

Monday 31st May 12:09 Report Comment
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