Everton Sign Argentine central defender Ramiro Funes Mori from River Plate
Everton have been forced to pay an extra £3.25million to complete the signing of Ramiro Funes Mori.
The Argentina central defender has been on Merseyside for 10 days. He flew into the United Kingdom on August 22 to undergo a medical and Everton anticipated that they would secure his services for £6.25m.
Funes Mori, who has been capped once by his country and is in the squad for the forthcoming game against Bolivia, also had to secure a work permit, something which Everton anticipated would not be a problem, given he is an international, had won the Copa Libertadores with River Plate and the size of the fee they had initially agreed to pay.
However, the deal became protracted and it has now transpired that Everton have paid an extra 50 per cent on top of what they had first agreed for Funes Mori, who has signed a five-year deal.
Mori, who will wear the No 25 shirt this season, told evertontv: ‘I’m the type of player who likes to work hard in every training session and in every game.