Michael Keane, 24, was pictured leaving the Toffees’ training facility on Monday afternoon after undergoing a medical and confirmation of the move has now been given by the Toffees.
Everton are said to have beaten off competition from a number of Premier League rivals to land Keane’s signature, setting them back an initial fee of £25m that could rise if various add-ons are met.
Manager Ronald Koeman is delighted to have further strengthened his squad, telling Everton’s official website: “Michael was high among the players we wanted to bring to Everton this summer and I’m delighted he is here at the club.”
It continues Koeman’s spending spree ahead of the 2017-18 campaign, with Jordan Pickford, Davy Klaassen, Henry Onyekuru and Sandro Ramirez already joining for a combined £63m .
Former side Manchester United are likely to receive a cut of the transfer, two years after selling him to the Clarets for £2m.