Everton have signed central defender James Tarkowski on a four-year deal following his departure from Burnley.
The 29-year-old, whose contract expired at Burnley at the end of last month, becomes Frank Lampard’s first signing this summer.
The ex-Brentford defender revealed the role of Everton boss Lampard was key in moving to Merseyside.
“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.