English Premier League side Everton have completed the signing of Aston Villa forward Anwar El Ghazi on loan until the end of the season. The 26-year-old becomes Everton’s third signing of the January transfer window, following the arrivals of Ukraine left-back Vitaliy Mykolenko and Scotland right-back Nathan Patterson.
Everton Signs El Ghazi on Loan till the End of the Season
The move follows Everton’s sale of left-back Lucas Digne to Aston Villa in a deal that is worth £25m. Speaking on his new deal with Everton, El Ghazi said: “Everton is a big club; I cannot wait to get started.” “I just want to focus on working hard, getting into the team, fighting for my place and, with the boys, to get Everton where it belongs that is much higher up the table.”
The right-back also said: “I can always score a goal in an important moment. I can add a lot of value to my pace and technique going forward. I can hold the ball and I am decent in one-on-ones. I am ready and can’t wait.” El Ghazi started his career at Ajax before moving to Lille and on to Aston Villa. He scored ten goals in his 28 appearances for Villa last season.