According to reports, Everton have agreed a deal tobring South African midfielder Steven Pienaar back to Goodison Park. Manager David Moyes has admitted his desire to bring Pienaar back to Merseyside, and a deal appears close.
“I think we are much closer to Pienaar and hopefully in time I will have something, but I don’t quite have it yet,” Moyes was quoted as saying by ESPN Soccernet earlier this week.
Now, Sky Sports is reporting that their sources have confirmed that a deal has been agreed on principle between the two clubs.
Earlier this week Everton fans received the news that long-time servant Tim Cahill was leaving the club after the Australian completed a move to Major League Soccer’s New York Red Bulls. Cahill’s departure has left a gap in the Toffees’ midfield, and a healthy Pienaar would go a long way towards helping the club improve on their seventh place finish.
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