Everton have completed the signing of Marouane Fellaini from Standard Liege in a club record deal of €16m.
Tottenham, Newcastle, West Ham and Everton were all reported to be locked in a battle to land the highly-rated Standard Liege star.
The 20-year-old Belgium international was also a target for Tottenham, Newcastle and West Ham, but Everton sealed Fellaini’s signature on a five-year contract
Fellaini’s agent Christophe Henrotay confirmed the deal was done just before the transfer deadline.
“It is all okay,” he said.
“Marouane has signed for five-years and Standard gets €16 million.”