Lennon and Funes join Everton….

Mori won the 2015 Copa Libertadores with former club River Plate

Everton have signed Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon and defender Ramiro Funes Mori from Argentine club River Plate. Lennon, 28, who was on loan at Goodison Park last season, joins for an undisclosed fee on a three-year deal. Mori, 24, who signed for £9.5m on a five-year deal, passed his medical last week at Goodison Park but had been waiting for a work permit. Lennon made 14 appearances and scored two goals for Everton after joining on loan in February. He was out of contract with Spurs at the end of the 2015-16 season after being frozen out by Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino. Everton manager Roberto Martinez said: “He had a major role in the second half of our season and we’re looking forward to Aaron kicking on and continuing to enjoy his football, as well as being the productive player we know he can be. “He is well-respected in the dressing room, his experience in the Premier League is immense and he will immediately add to our squad and to the ambition we have as a club.” Mori joined River Plate in 2008 as a youth player and made 108 appearances, scoring 10 goals. He has one international cap for Argentina, making his debut in March when his side beat El Salvador 2-0 in a friendly match. “Everton did everything to bring me over and I wanted to come. They have a lot of good players so I’m very happy to be here,” said Mori, a centre-half. “When I heard about Everton’s interest, I didn’t think twice and I’m going to give it 100% every time I go out there to play.”

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