LEROY FER believes he will realise his dream of playing for “one of the biggest teams in the Premier League” by moving to Everton.
The Goodison outfit yesterday announced a surprise £8.5million deal with FC Twente for the 23-year-old Dutch midfielder.
It represents a major coup for David Moyes, who has managed to persuade the club’s board to release more funds to sign the Holland international ahead of Thursday’s transfer window.
And the business may not end there with the Everton manager still working on bringing in at least one more fresh face to bolster his side’s hopes of securing Champions League qualification and lifting the FA Cup.
Fer flew to Merseyside yesterday and will undergo a medical before putting pen to paper on a four-and-a-half year contract.
And he revealed: “I was told about Everton's interest the day before they played Southampton. I watched the game the day after and I saw the potential in the group.
“I have looked at the players in the squad and love the way they play. Everton are in the top five and have a real chance of playing in Europe next season.
“From when I was a young boy, I always wanted to play in the Premier League. The fact I am going to do it with one of the biggest teams in the Premier League makes this move even more special.”
Fer made his final appearance for Steve McLaren’s FC Twente during the goalless draw at Feyenoord at the weekend.