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DONE DEAL: Jean-Philippe Gbamin 'emotional' after Everton move

Everton have completed the signing of Mainz midfielder Jean-Philippe Gbamin on a five-year contract for £25m.

The Ivory Coast international, 23, replaces Idrissa Gueye, who has joined Paris St-Germain for around £30m.

Gbamin, who has 11 international caps, moved to Mainz in 2016 from French club Lens and made 86 Bundesliga appearances for the club, scoring three goals.

The Toffees have already signed midfielders Fabian Delph and Andre Gomes this summer.

“I've joined a big club like Everton, it's a big moment with a lot of emotion," Gbamin told evertontv. “Now it's on me to prove on the pitch why they bought me.

“I'm excited because Everton is a great club here in England with a big history with ambition so I didn't think for more than a moment - I wanted to come here.

“I can't wait to play at Goodison Park. I'm really excited to start with the team, with everybody. I will, with the help of the manager and all the staff, make myself ready.

“I like to go in the duels. I like to run a lot and tackle. I also pass good and have a good transition. All the rest, fans will see.

“This is my job. I will give everything for the fans on the pitch."

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