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Fellaini Becomes Record Signing

Fellaini Becomes Record Signing

Everton have smashed the Club record transfer fee after completing the signing of Belgian international Marouane Fellaini from Uefa Cup opponents Standard Liege.

The deal was completed by Chairman Bill Kenwright and manager David Moyes in the hours leading up to Monday’s transfer deadline and was the culmination of hard work that started over the course of the weekend.

Club officials confirmed the deal in the early hours of Tuesday morning and Fellaini joins the Blues for an initial fee of 18.5 million euros (£15 million) that will rise throughout the deal, putting pen to paper on a five year deal at Goodison Park.

Acting Chief Executive Robert Elstone said: “This is fantastic news for everyone connected with the Club. We have signed one of European football’s most exciting prospects who will have a huge part to play at Everton over the next five years.

 “I spoke with Bill Kenwright and David Moyes shortly after concluding the deal and they are delighted we have managed to secure his services. It came late on, like a lot of the big deals in the Premier League, but he’s with us and we look forward to welcoming him to Goodison.”

Still only 20, Fellaini made 84 appearances for the Belgian champions - Everton's forthcoming opponents in Round One of the Uefa Cup - scoring 11 times.

He impressed in his former club's narrow Champions League defeat to Liverpool last month, and was the subject of reported interest from Tottenham and Aston Villa.

Last year he made his debut for Belgium, and has now made 10 appearances, also featuring at the recent Beijing Olympics where he was sent off in the opening game for two yellow cards against Brazil.

In his homeland he has developed a reputation for his high quality midfield performances, and at well over six foot he will add a real physical presence to Moyes’ side.

Fellaini’s arrival at Everton was the third signing made by the Club on the final day of the transfer window, coming hours after Carlo Nash joined from Wigan Athletic which followed confirmation of Louis Saha’s move from Manchester United.

tomas bilongi am so delight when moyes sign fellaini, one of the bright star in european football. hope he can coupe the english football quickly.will be good partner with arteta.hope vagner will join in january. COYB!!!!

Wednesday 3rd September 00:36 Report Comment

steve mcdermottwatched this lad with my stepdad (a red) on wednesday an he really did look good had them reds worried the lad looks like he has fire in his belly which is just what our midfield needs hopefully he will develop into a total world class midfielder agree with john pollock hunt would have been a usefull tool as well still think we need a leader in the midfield (a proper hatchet man like reidy an parkinson used to do) but as everyone is saying come on dave we really dont care about the red hair PLEASE sign the contract we want you to stay without you we will be going backwards

Tuesday 2nd September 22:26 Report Comment

paul stantonJust need davie moyes to sign his contract now and we are away,before the magpies start flying round him.Cmon moyesey mate dont let us down.Few more in january also please.COYB!!!!

Tuesday 2nd September 18:59 Report Comment

sutton seanThe lad looks very good it all seems that the club have done us proud yet again, we could see our best signing soon though!! So come on David put pen to paper and do it now PLEASE :0)

Tuesday 2nd September 17:38 Report Comment

Jonathan Pollockgreat signin im excited, its just a pity we didnt up r bid for stephen hunt i tink he wud of been a great signin

Tuesday 2nd September 17:21 Report Comment

Terry WilliamsExcellent signing, this young lad will add a new dimension to our midfield, a pity it was so late on though! Vagner Love will make a big difference when he arrives in January.

Tuesday 2nd September 15:30 Report Comment

Michael HowardWell done moyesey great signing hope he will sort out the physical problem in the midfield,now lets get MOUTINHO in the january window.COYB

Tuesday 2nd September 15:28 Report Comment

Gerben Poelswhat!!??! what are they doing. he is not worth the 18.5 million. maximum 6.

Tuesday 2nd September 15:20 Report Comment

Rich Deannot bad, 5 signings out of the 6 or 7he wanted in the last week... must admitt tho am made up with this signing, n weve taken out the main threat from liege for when we play em COYB!! UEFA cup will b ours this season !!

Tuesday 2nd September 15:09 Report Comment

john fosterGreat quality signing lets get a couple more in the jan window, well done moysie and bill.

Tuesday 2nd September 14:56 Report Comment

Kevin Cunninghamgreat signing i said 2 sign him so im made up, i think he will do it in the premiership without a doubt hes an all round work horse, hes only 20 so he can still improve aswel, well in moyes lad.

Tuesday 2nd September 14:09 Report Comment

Paul Halewoodin moyes we trust well done moyesy lad gd job:)

Tuesday 2nd September 12:48 Report Comment

Colin HafezWhat a difference a day makes. After Saturday and the non-action in the transfer window, I feared Moyesy might walk! Great signing, wprd to the wise: stick to the proven back-four, Baines must wait!

Tuesday 2nd September 12:47 Report Comment

Dom DunningHadnt really heared of him but the price weve payed and what ive seen of him he looks good well done moysey

Tuesday 2nd September 12:40 Report Comment

Andrew HodgsonAt long last!!! A big name, I hope we can produce a bit of the football we played last year. Common Everton it can only go upwards now

Tuesday 2nd September 12:24 Report Comment

Stewart LoweA fantastic acquisition for me. After watching this lad against Liverpool ontwo occassions, his qualities are shear determination. The lad also covers the whole pitch and doesnt seem to tire. Not many teams will relish coming up against Fellaini. Well done David and Bill.

Tuesday 2nd September 12:14 Report Comment

Terry CorfieldONE FOR THE FUTURE

Tuesday 2nd September 12:03 Report Comment

Vincent Diricksyou ll see that Marouane is a fantastic player! He is talented and has a mental warrior! enjoy

Tuesday 2nd September 12:02 Report Comment

Stig Andre KarlsenThey say he is a great talented player. I´ve never seen him play, but obviously he has played for a top team in belgium, and already played so many games for the national team. Let us just hope he and the other new arrivals gel in the team as fast as possible. We can´t affodr to lose to many games at this stage if we hope to build from last season. In Moyes we trust, in Moyes we love!!

Tuesday 2nd September 11:58 Report Comment

Padraig O'Reillygud 2 hear moyes buyin big did any1 hear bout wanger love comin in jan 4 12million it said hes waitin 2 da russian league is over den comin 2 goodison.. if true klass news

Tuesday 2nd September 11:54 Report Comment

Becky NixonGood signing shame hes cup tied for the Standard Leige game.

Tuesday 2nd September 11:46 Report Comment

Ivan GrgicThis is what we need,fantastic midfielder.He and Arteta will be fantastic to watch.

Tuesday 2nd September 11:39 Report Comment

Tim Devoymy mate was in work last night he had no way of getting online, he kept txting me asking for news an after 12 we were guted, but at 1.45 skysprts news posted the story an when i told my mate he was overjoyed i was watched with dismay in the paddock on sat but thats gone now fellaini maybe cup tied but at least he wont be playing against us we all need to raise the roof against standard as we need to take a good lead to have any chance of progressing cmon lads we can do this lets get it on!!!!!

Tuesday 2nd September 11:31 Report Comment

Luke ChappleMoyes Last Night I Was Fuming...Iv Just Woke Up And Herd Feliani And I Fort That It Was Nothing...I Here Everton Have Smashed The Record By Signing Him...Weve Got That Replacement For Carlsey Atlast...Hopefully He Wil Adapt Quikly...Put Jags At The Back And Lescott Left Back...Cum On Moyes

Tuesday 2nd September 11:24 Report Comment

Berni HolmesGreat signing, get Cahil back and up we go. COYB

Tuesday 2nd September 11:04 Report Comment

stephen hendersonwent to bed last night so upset just looked on the site and im made up . to be honest i havent seen him play but ive heard good things and if davie moyes is gonna pay 15 mil then im sure he worth every penny. im sorry for doubting you bill and davie now come on this is it now well done everton

Tuesday 2nd September 10:51 Report Comment

Steven BroadbentWelcome to the team Marouane, Great signing moyes well done not to beat Stoke!

Tuesday 2nd September 10:50 Report Comment

Phil CareyJob done moyes... now lets show the premier league what we are capable of.. COYB

Tuesday 2nd September 10:50 Report Comment

Petter Togstadin moyes we trust COYBBBBBBB

Tuesday 2nd September 10:50 Report Comment

Steven Clewlowgreat singing moyes he shu bring alot 2 da club but wats gonna happen wiv the midfield coz we got alot of good midfielders but not all of them are gonna b able 2 play

Tuesday 2nd September 10:47 Report Comment

Neal McAndrewGreat signin now we need to get a good run of wins coming up to derby day

Tuesday 2nd September 10:32 Report Comment

Cameron MellingI heard about him last year about him going to become a great. Lets just hope he does. I also heard dat we will sign vagner love in january

Tuesday 2nd September 10:29 Report Comment

thomas sharpnow we have 2 more decent midfielders we can move on and hopefully unreliable neville wont have 2 play and mess up any more looks a great signing as does castillo C.O.Y.B

Tuesday 2nd September 10:27 Report Comment

Jake Hughesat last well done moyes lets hope he ill do well.

Tuesday 2nd September 10:20 Report Comment

Lee EdwardsWell done Moysey i like probably alot of Evertoinians went 2 bed thinkin nothin had been done and have woken up with a big smile on my face after this signin,Now moyes put ur signature on ur contract and lets start movin up the table COYB p.s as any1 seen teletext it says weve signed Wagner Love he arrives in Jan is this true

Tuesday 2nd September 10:16 Report Comment

Ricky O'CallaghanWell done mosey. i think he will be a fantastic signing! C.O.Y.B

Tuesday 2nd September 10:07 Report Comment

jamie marshbeen watchin sky sports news and there on about robinho and berbertov beein best signing of summer but like i said all summer soon as moyes signs new deal best signing with ease like they say money carnt buy you love come on moyesy sign the deal and lets move foward best signing in world if you do in moyes we trust COYBBBBBBB its our yr!!!!

Tuesday 2nd September 10:01 Report Comment

Matthew jonesWill Fellaini be cup tied in the UEFA Cup because he played in the champions league please let me no COYB!!!!

Tuesday 2nd September 09:57 Report Comment

Jason MarriottAt least this is all over now. I watched this youngster against liverpool last month he looks very good. Time will tell how good he really is.

Tuesday 2nd September 09:41 Report Comment

James WilkinsonGREAT Signing, watched him against Liverpool, he dominated, now he is on our team, he is strong, fast and young, great signing and i cant wait to see him chop liverpool up in the merseyside derby in 3 or 4 weeks

Tuesday 2nd September 09:38 Report Comment

Dave GrahamWell well well… This is just “smashin” You have outdone yourself here moysey! I went to bed rather depressed but when I see this… Oh yet!!! Right guys our season starts here COYB!!!!!

Tuesday 2nd September 08:50 Report Comment

Terry Doyletriffic!!

Tuesday 2nd September 08:42 Report Comment

Dave MillerGreat news at last! Now the transfer window is over (and we have a break from the premiership ) lets please have the ONE signature on a new contract that we all want . Come on Davie ... time to put pen to paper

Tuesday 2nd September 08:29 Report Comment

mike jamesWELL DONE TO DAVEY AND BILL!!! FANTASTIC PLAYER FANTASTIC SIGNING!!! watched sky sports news untill 1:30 last night gutted that we got turned down by stephen hunt...but i woke up to a phone call off my dad telling me we had signed fellaini!!!! I havent stopped smiling since !!! thank you fellas !!!

Tuesday 2nd September 08:28 Report Comment

gavin evanswell done moyes and welcome fellaini to goodison now all we need is all our old boys fit and were a real force again now lets go get that 4th spot COYB!!!

Tuesday 2nd September 08:24 Report Comment

Luke Wolahanwell done moyes now all we need to do is get you signed up

Tuesday 2nd September 08:23 Report Comment

Calum Monaghanwell done everyone, im well happy now, still a bit gutted we didnt get hunt buty id rather have fellaini!!

Tuesday 2nd September 08:21 Report Comment

Jonathan HoldenFantastic news - and one for the future. Get Cahill back up and running - exciting season now to look forward to...as soon as Moyesy signs...

Tuesday 2nd September 08:13 Report Comment

Craig Tearegood signing moyes good to see good talent here.

Tuesday 2nd September 08:11 Report Comment

Mark ReidThis should cheer everyone up no end and our fighting spirit is back! Moutinho in January? Continuing in Watching this space! COYBB

Tuesday 2nd September 08:07 Report Comment

James NicholsonWell done Moyes & Kenwright in what was a very difficult transfer market. Im sure Fallaini & Castillo will strengthen oour midfield plus Cahill to come back will be like a new signing! COYB!!!

Tuesday 2nd September 07:52 Report Comment

graham griffithswell done everyone behind the scenes at everton..i stayed up till 12.40am i was gutted wen i went to bed but wen i got up at 6.55 it was great to see the deal had been done this is one happy evertonian.

Tuesday 2nd September 07:31 Report Comment

Michal SzymanowskiHolly cow! Nice surprise for people who just woke up. :) Now that is the news we waited for. Great piece of business. Perhaps he is cup-tied in Europe, but Liege lost key player. ;) Im so glad we did not signed Moutinhio. He is lazy & sulking a lot when game progressing not according to plan, and certainly 18m was faaaaar to much for him. Fellaini is better player in every way, in particular as defensive midfielder.

Tuesday 2nd September 07:28 Report Comment

Eddie Spearsnice one moysy great prospect by all accounts get a few of the boys back from injury......our season starts starts next game,watch out stoke city....were back

Tuesday 2nd September 07:28 Report Comment

David ClarkExcellent news. Looking forward to seeing our new signing very soon. I think this has been a very difficult transfer window, but major success at the very last. COYB!!

Tuesday 2nd September 06:49 Report Comment

Sheila WhiteCongratulations David and Ken for all your work yesterday. Great signing.

Tuesday 2nd September 06:37 Report Comment

Neil SmallboneTime for the -ve fans to get over it... great to see a signing like this, when you want better layers you have to get through their entourages which looks to be a skill we need to have. Lets get past this summer, our players are the same core which should push on and compete, you dont go backwards so quickly... Lets get behind the boys, seige mentallity and we will get 4th, i mean we had marcus bent in the side and still got there. Just want Moyes to sign!

Tuesday 2nd September 04:07 Report Comment

Saegaran KanalanadanWell done to Moyes. We have signed 2 quality MF players whom we really needed to strengthen our team for defence and offence. Welcome on board Fella and I wish you all the best. You have made the right choice.

Tuesday 2nd September 03:59 Report Comment

Marc SnellingTalk about leavin it late! I knew Moyesy had an ace up his sleeve though...."Monsieur Fellaini, welcome to the school of science" Get in...COYB..COYB..COYB :-)

Tuesday 2nd September 03:07 Report Comment

jamie marshexcellent news i fort it wasnt going to happen tho am so glad to see it did gutted about moutinho mind but what about january.? we can wait till then opefully we will see all new signings playing soon welcome to goodison home of the best team in the world!!COYB lets get top four BLUE4LIFE!!!!

Tuesday 2nd September 02:28 Report Comment

gary rileythats better lads. at last a first 11 player not a squad player. coyb lets get our season up and running aginst stoke well done everton

Tuesday 2nd September 02:26 Report Comment

Dan Dickensonwhat a great tactic, steal Standard Lieges best player. i must say though i didnt expect this. well in Moyes. good luck Marouane Fellaini. one day i hope that i will be able to say your name correctly.

Tuesday 2nd September 02:23 Report Comment

tina cantwellWell Done Davey - a great last minute signing waited all night for it. COYB

Tuesday 2nd September 02:21 Report Comment

glenn cozensknew you would come through for the blues david welcome to all the new players do your best and we will love you coyb

Tuesday 2nd September 02:21 Report Comment

anthony barrythank god we got someone of note.

Tuesday 2nd September 02:19 Report Comment

phil howardonly everton could keep you waiting all summer then annouce they have smashed their transfer record two hours after the window shuts.

Tuesday 2nd September 02:17 Report Comment

Cason TangThanks goodness, finally some good ones are willing to sign. Welcome Fell, now show us what you can do on the pitch. Get us through the first round of UEFA cup against your old club. Moyes, please evaluate other prospects and bring in some in January! We need more. This whole EPL is going crazy with the cash-loaded MAN CITY spending like crazy. We need to show them money is not the only thing to win but spirit and team work.

Tuesday 2nd September 02:15 Report Comment

tina cantwellWell done Davey - a great last minute signing. COYB

Tuesday 2nd September 02:14 Report Comment

Tan H S JimmyWelcome Club Trasnfer Record holder. Settle down fast and do your stuff for us! Once you convinvce the Evertonians of your ability and loyalty, you will become part of the blue family!

Tuesday 2nd September 02:12 Report Comment

Scott Pattersonexcellent signin now bring in ALAN SMITH as well COYB

Tuesday 2nd September 02:10 Report Comment

kieran matthewswell done moysy i new we were gonna sign a midfielder i stay up most of the night waiting nice to see we have got money to spend

Tuesday 2nd September 02:07 Report Comment

mark phillipsfinally we use our money, why not moutinhio though?

Tuesday 2nd September 02:05 Report Comment

Christopher EdgeCOYB!!!

Tuesday 2nd September 02:02 Report Comment

James TantonCOYB Great signing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Knew moyes would come up with the goods

Tuesday 2nd September 02:01 Report Comment
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