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Moyes snaps up Bilyaletdinov

Russia international Diniyar Bilyaletdinov has completed his transfer from from Lokomotiv Moscow to Everton for an undisclosed fee.

The 24-year-old has penned a five-year contract with David Moyes' side but will be ineligible for Thursday's Europa League play-off second leg against Sigma Olomouc as the club has missed UEFA's registration deadline.

"We are delighted to have secured the services of Diniyar," chief executive Robert Elstone told the club's official website.

"I know David Moyes has wanted to bring him to Goodison for some time and we look forward to welcoming him."

Bilyaletdinov can play on the left wing, in the centre of midfield or in his most comfortable position, just behind the strikers.

He made his international debut in 2005 and has become an established regular in the national side.

He played in ten of Russia's 12 Euro 2008 qualifiers, including both matches versus England, and scored his first international goal against Israel in November 2007.

Bilyaletdinov featured in every game of their memorable run to the semi-finals of Euro 2008, where they lost to eventual winners Spain.

He has been with Lokomotiv Moscow throughout his career, making his debut for the Russian club in 2004 and helping them win the Russian Championship in the same year.

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