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Everton complete Atsu signing

Everton have completed the signing of winger Christian Atsu on a season-long loan from Chelsea.

The Ghana international, 22, passed a medical on Wednesday and, having secured a work permit, will now be available for Saturday's Barclays Premier League opener at Leicester City.

Atsu becomes the fourth summer addition at Goodison Park following the arrivals of Gareth Barry, Muhamed Besic and Romelu Lukaku.

"I'm very happy to be joining Everton because it's a great club, which likes to play football, and it's a great pleasure to be here.

"Playing in the Premier League has always been a dream for me and I have achieved that dream."

– Christian Atsu, speaking to Everton TV


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Atsu on verge of Everton move says Martinez

Christian Atsu to join Everton Credit: PA Images

Everton manager Roberto Martinez says Chelsea winger Christian Atsu will sign for the club tomorrow.

Martinez says a deal has been agreed between the two clubs and Atsu is likely to join on a season-long loan.

The Ghana international spent last season on loan at Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem.

Gareth Barry completes Everton move

Everton have completed the permanent signing of Gareth Barry after the midfielder signed a three-year deal.

The 33-year-old spent last season on loan at Goodison Park and became an integral figure for manager Roberto Martinez, making 36 appearances.

Gareth Barry and manager Roberto Martinez, attending a photocall to mark Barry's three year renewal of his contract, at Goodison Park Credit: Peter Byrne/Everton FC/Press Association Images

Barry was out of contract after his deal with Manchester City expired and had been considering a number of offers but has decided to make his stay with the Toffees a longer-term arrangement, with the contract announced on the club's website.

The former England international is Martinez's first signing of the summer as the Spaniard looks to bolster his squad with possibly six new arrivals as he prepares for the additional demands of a Europa League campaign.

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