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Tony Bellew confirms Goodison Park fight

Tony Bellew will fight in his home city in May. Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Tony Bellew's childhood dream will come true next month when he fights under the lights at Everton's Goodison Park.

The Evertonian will take on WBC champion Ilunga Makabu on May 29th for the Cruiserweight world title.

Bellew had earlier cryptically referred to a Goodison Park fight on Twitter.



Striker Niasse in £13.5 million move to Everton

Oumar Niasse in a £13.5 million move to Everton Credit: EFC

Oumar Niasse has completed a £13.5million move to Everton from Russian Premier League side Lokomotiv Moscow.

The highly-rated 25-year-old Senegal striker agreed a four-and-a-half year deal with the Club.

He has speed and strength, and an impressive goalscoring record. He was Russia Premier League Player of the Year in 2015.

He is expected to have visa clearance and therefore be eligible for this weekend’s game at Stoke.


It’s a great day for me, a big dream to play in the Premier League and a big dream to play for Everton.

“I know Everton is one of the big clubs here in England with history, the fans and the great players, so I’m very excited and happy to be here.

“I started to watch Everton more since the beginning of October because I had heard about their interest.

“I was interested to see how they play and how they have good young players. If you see players who are aged 20 or 21 and see them perform like that, you know you have a good coach.

“The manager has said exactly what he wants. He believes I can be a player who can add something to the team. It was not difficult to talk and understand one another. You can see also that he is a good person and I am really looking forward to playing for my new team.”

– Oumar Niasse

He is the right personality. He has had a lot of success in Russia and he brings a different quality to what we already have in our squad.

“He brings a real hunger and desire to be successful into what is already a strong squad.”

– Manager Roberto Martinez
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