Everton have confirmed the signing of James Tarkowski on a free transfer following his departure from Burnley.
Tarkowski had long been expected to depart Turf Moor when his contract expired at the end of last season and so it has proved.
The Toffees soon emerged as favourites to secure his services and the deal was finally confirmed on Saturday.
“I’m excited to have joined Everton. It’s a massive club. I’m really looking forward to the years ahead and I’m thankful for the opportunity that I’ve been given,” Tarkowski told evertonfc.com.
“Speaking to the manager, it was very important to see what he wants from his players and his team, what he saw in me and why he wanted to sign me. Speaking to [Director of Football] Kevin Thelwell was also a factor. They both spoke about the ambition here which was really important for me.