November 30, 2022

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Everton signal winger McNeil from Burnley for £20m


Dwight McNeil

Everton have signed Burnley winger Dwight McNeil on a five-year contract in a deal value about £20m.

McNeil made 140 appearances for the Clarets and has missed simply two Premier League video games since December 2018.

The previous England Beneath-21 worldwide is Everton’s third summer time signing after the arrival of his former Burnley team-mate James Tarkowski and Ruben Vinagre on mortgage from Sporting.

“It’s a tremendous feeling to signal,” stated McNeil, 22.

“Once I heard about Everton’s curiosity I needed to get it completed right away due to the membership and the way good the group is.

“I really feel enjoying below a supervisor like Frank Lampard, he’ll assist me to get my stats up – and that’s what I wish to do and enhance my recreation.

“I’m a direct runner with the ball. I prefer to get on the ball, lower inside and create possibilities for the group.”

McNeil was second within the Premier League for probably the most profitable dribbles (90) final season and third within the record for probably the most crosses (199).

He made his England Beneath-21 debut in opposition to Slovenia in October 2019, alongside new Everton team-mates Tom Davies and Ben Godfrey.

McNeil joins an Everton aspect trying to rebuild after flirting with relegation final season and shedding influential Brazil ahead Richarlison to Tottenham earlier in the summertime.

“Final season was troublesome for the membership, however going into the final little bit of the season, you noticed from the gamers and followers the will, mentality and togetherness they’ve,” McNeil added.

“They got here collectively and had been united as one. That’s huge for gamers and offers you that further little bit of confidence.

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“This season we wish to do higher and I wish to be a part of the group to assist them do this.”

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