Steven Pienaar has announced his delight at making a return to Everton from Spurs on a four-year deal for £4.5 million. (Everton 7/10 to finish 8th or worse next season).
Pienaar originally left Everton in January 2011 for White Hart Lane, but failed to make much of an impression in a handful of appearances for the North London club under Harry Redknapp, and spent the second half of last season on loan with the Toffees.
Pienaar said: "I am happy to be back at Everton, there wasn't any doubt in my mind that I would be back playing here to be honest. I am excited to play, and I am happy now it is all done." (Everton 3/1 to beat Man Utd on opening day of the season).
Pienaar had limited opportunities at Tottenham when he moved there for a reported fee of £3m, and only made 5 Premier League starts for the club. He initially joined Everton on loan from Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga in 2007 before permanently signing for them a year later, and took the opportunity to move back there for the start of the 2012-13 Premier League season.
Everton manager David Moyes moved to bring more substance to his squad following the departure of Tim Cahill who joined New York Red Bulls last week. (Everton 10/3 not to have a top 10 finish).