The summer signing from Manchester City has revealed how a video presentation convinced him on a transfer to Merseyside.
"I was blown away. I wasn't being told to leave City. But after speaking to Marcel about the club's plans and his ideas, I got really excited.
"I certainly didn't expect a presentation.
"There was detail about where I would play and what I would contribute in different systems - although I wasn't guaranteed to play, you have to earn that right.
"Marcel (Brands) explained my role at the club and how I could bring my experience to help the younger players. Marcel sold me the dream.
"I remember him leaving my house and saying, 'It's Everton'.
"The opportunity to come here was too much to turn down."