Italy defender Matteo Ferrari has arrived at Everton FC just in time to solve the English club's defensive crisis, while Netherlands winger Andy van der Meyde has agreed to join him at Goodison Park next week.
The 25-year-old Ferrari has moved to Everton on a 12-month loan from AS Roma with a view to a permanent €5.4m transfer next summer. He signs on the day the club announced that compatriot Alessandro Pistone could miss the rest of Everton's season with knee ligament damage. The 30-year-old full-back was injured in last week's victory at Bolton Wanderers FC.
Van der Meyde pending
Meanwhile, Van der Meyde is due to have a medical over the weekend after Everton reached agreement with both Inter and the 25-year-old former AFC Ajax player for his switch to Merseyside.
'Happy to be here'
Ferrari, who played 35 Serie A games for Roma last season after previous spells with Parma FC and Inter, is delighted to have a chance to impress in the Premiership. "
I am a fan of English football and am very glad to be here. Everton have shown so much confidence in me and that is why I am happy to be here."
©UEFA.com 1998-2017. All rights reserved.