Transfer news

Dier rejoins Everton on loan

July 5, 2011

Everton have re-signed teenage Sporting Lisbon defender Eric Dier on a season-long loan.

The 17-year-old initially linked up with the Toffees in January, playing in the under-18s side which won the FA Premier League academy league final in May.

A new deal has been struck for a whole season this time around and Dier, who was born in England but moved to Portugal when he was seven, will join pre-season training once the formalities of his paperwork have been completed.