It seemed to be a long time coming, but Everton eventually announced the signing of Gylfi Sigurdsson from Swansea City on Wednesday.
The Merseyside outfit confirmed on their official website that they smashed their transfer record to nab the midfielder’s signature.
Numerous media outlets, including BBC Sport, have claimed that Sigurdsson cost the Toffees £45m after lengthy negotiations with Swansea.
The Iceland international is Everton’s eighth signing of the summer, and he is likely to slot straight into the team once he gets a few training sessions under his belt.
After finalising the move, Sigurdsson took to social media – more specifically Instagram – to give his thoughts on the move.
It was a very brief post from the midfielder, but he included a picture of himself shaking hands with his new manager Ronald Koeman.
The Merseyside club’s Premier League season got off to a win last Saturday with a 1-0 triumph over Stoke City.
Of course, gaining three points takes priority, but it was not the most attractive of performances from Everton, who needed Wayne Rooney to get them over the line.
The fans will be hoping that Sigurdsson can inject some flair into the side when he makes his debut.