Everton have completed the signing of Spanish striker Sandro Ramirez on a four-year contract.
The 21-year-old has been linked with a move from Malaga since the end of last season, with Everton agreeing to pay his £5m release clause.
Ramirez’s participation in the Under-21 European Championship delayed the move, but after Spain lost in the final to Germany the player was free to finalise his signing.
“I’m very happy, this is a big step in my career,” Sandro told evertontv.
“I know I’m signing for a massive club in England. Everton is the ideal place for me, I’ve got the ideal manager who is going to keep giving me the confidence to improve my game.
“I cannot wait to wear the blue shirt in front of the Everton fans at Goodison Park. It’s a big jump in my career coming to the Premier League and for a club like Everton which is really on the up.
“They have got big plans and want to succeed and keep developing. I’m hoping I can get to know my teammates as soon as possible, and want to adapt to the football and the way of life in the city.
“Everton have made some big signings and we’re hoping we can put in a great season and hopefully then we can achieve that aim of getting in the Champions League. It will be a big season for us.”