Everton Agree Deal to Re-Sign Tottenham Midfielder Steven Pienaar


Sky Sports sources understand Everton have agreed a fee with Tottenham Hotspur for midfielder Steven Pienaar.

The Goodison Park club have been keen to re-sign the South African having sold him to Spurs in a £3million deal in January 2011.

Pienaar moved back to Everton on loan in January 2012 after struggling to make an impact at White Hart Lane in his 12 months in London.

SOURCE: Sky Sports

Having seen Tim Cahill leave for the MLS seems to have added some urgency to this somewhat predictable re-signing.

One wonders just why Harry Redknapp bought Steven Pienaar in the first place as he appeared to have no intention of playing the South African unless he absolutely had to. Over the course of 18 months, of which a portion was spent back on loan at Goodison Park, the talented attacking midfielder has made just five Premier League starts and it seems that Andre Villas-Boas is ready to allow the 30 year old to complete a long awaited move back to Everton.

Given that Tottenham paid £3m for Pienaar in January 2011, one would imagine that the deal agreed would be around the same price.

David Moyes will be happy to bring Pienaar back to Merseyside, where the pint sized midfielder was a very able performer, notching up 156 appearances for Everton in two spells, scoring 16 goals in the process.

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