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Official: Everton Complete Signing Of Johnny Heitinga From Atletico Madrid

Official: Everton Complete Signing Of Johnny Heitinga From Atletico Madrid

The Dutch defender has apparently sealed his switch to Merseyside today.

Everton have this afternoon snapped up versatile defender Johnny Heitinga from La Liga outfit Atletico Madrid, who has signed after a fee of £6 million was paid by the Toffees to the Spanish club, according to the club's official website.

The Dutchman has signed a five-year deal, after a whirlwind day in which he passed a medical and agreed personal terms.

The defender, who can play anywhere along the back line or in a defensive midfield role, will wear Joleon Lescott's old number 5 shirt for the Blues.

The player was happy to sign for the club, according to Sky Sports News, with a compromise from both Heitinga and the club with regard to the player's wages.

Zack Wilson, Goal.com

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