Everton has completed the signing of Aston Villa winger Anwar El Ghazi on loan from Aston Villa until the end of the season. El Ghazi will become their third signing of the transfer window after completing the signing of Vitalii Mykolenko and Nathan Patterson. He will be available for selection against Norwich and will wear the number 34. The Egyptian had not started a single game under Steven Gerrard with the competition for places only increasing after the signing of Philippe Coutinho.
“I’m really excited. Everton is a big club, I cannot wait to get started,” new Everton signing Anwar El Ghazi said. “I’ve met a few fans already and it’s great to see how people live for the club. It’s basically their religion. You just want to give it your all and show them what you can do to make them happy. I just want to focus on working hard, getting into the team, fighting for my place, and, with the boys, getting Everton where it belongs – that is much higher up the table. We have a really good squad.”
“I’ve played at Goodison Park a few times now and it’s a beautiful stadium,” he added. “It’s a bit different than other stadiums and that’s what makes it quite unique. I’m really looking forward to playing there for Everton. We have a really strong squad. The wingers are doing well and have a lot of quality. It will be hard work but competition with others is good and that is how you achieve great things.”