Monday 16 July 2018

Villarreal land Everton defender Ramiro Funes Mori

Funes Mori scored five times in 67 games for the Toffees.

Ramiro Funes Mori has left Everton after three years (Martin Rickett/PA)
Ramiro Funes Mori has left Everton after three years (Martin Rickett/PA)

By Press Association Sport staff

Defender Ramiro Funes Mori has left Everton to join LaLiga side Villarreal after three years at Goodison Park.

The 27-year-old has completed a move for an undisclosed fee, having made 67 appearances for the Toffees across three seasons.

However, having suffered a serious knee injury when on international duty with Argentina in March 2017, he featured in just four games last season.

Funes Mori, who has signed a four-year deal with Villarreal, was included in Argentina’s preliminary World Cup squad but failed to make the final 23-man group Jorge Sampaoli has taken to Russia.

Funes Mori was brought to Goodison Park from River Plate and was a regular for Everton in his first two terms with the club.

He scored five times in total – though all of those came in his opening campaign – and he was also sent off in a Merseyside derby in April 2016 which Liverpool won 4-0.

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