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02nd-Sep-2015

Everton move for Argentine defender Funes

By AFP, London



Argentine centre-back Ramiro Funes Mori has joined Everton from River Plate for a fee of o9.5 million ($14.6 million, 12.9 million euros), the Premier League club announced on Tuesday.
The 24-year-old defender, capped once by Argentina, has signed a five-year contract.
"When I heard about Everton's interest, I didn't think twice," Funes told the Everton website. "My agent told me about this opportunity and Everton did everything to bring me over and I wanted to come.
"I feel happy because the people here have shown me a lot of love and I'm very happy and comfortable here already.