Leroy Fer has spoken of his proposed move to Everton, following news this afternoon that Everton agreed an £8.5m fee for the 23-year-old midfielder.
Interview: Leroy Fer over zijn transfer
Fer: “I was surprised about the interest Everton had in me. But itÂ´s always a nice next step to go to the Premier League, for myself, for my qualities. Everton has always been a very nice club to go to, so IÂ´m very pleased they went for me. It all happened a bit earlier than I expected to be honest”.
“IÂ´m a box-to-box player so that fits good in England. They came faster than expected, because I only expected to go in the summer in the earliest.
[reporter asks: With Twente you can go for titles, with Everton thatÂ´ll be a bit harder?]
“Yes sure, but itÂ´s still the Premier League and Everton always plays for the European spots. And as I said, nice club”.
[about the transfer price, 10 mil euro]
“Yes, but I didnÂ´t set that, thatÂ´s between the two clubs. I donÂ´t feel pressure because of that price tag. But IÂ´m proud that I have that kind of price tag set on me”.
[Reporter asks what Moyes expects of him]
“I havenÂ´t spoken to the trainer yet, but I hope to play”.
[about the purchase of his horse: Â´they like jumping horses in EnglandÂ´]
“Yeah, maybe IÂ´ll buy a new one there!”