Everton complete Enner Valencia loan deal as attempts to capture Moussa Sissoko fail

Everton complete Enner Valencia loan deal as attempts to capture Moussa Sissoko fail

Everton did manage to make one Deadline Day signing.

Oliver Emmerson

Everton have finished their transfer business for the summer off with the signing of Ecuadorian forward Enner Valencia from West Ham on a season long loan.

Valencia a Toffee

Valencia will be with the Toffees for the duration of the 2016-17 campaign, Everton having a clause in the loan deal that says they're able to purchase him for a set fee of £14.5million at the end of the season, that sum slightly less than what the Hammers paid for him after the 2014 World Cup. 

It's thought that Valencia will come in as Everton's second choice striker, surpassing Arouna Kone and Oumar Niasse, the latter of which is reportedly free to leave, in the pecking order.

He'll of course be behind Romelu Lukaku, with Ronald Koeman's bid to keep the Belgian at the club this summer successful, vitally important after the departure of John Stones to Manchester City earlier in the window. 

Valencia has looked good in flashes since joining West Ham, but has battled a string of injuries that have seen him fall out of favour with manager Slaven Bilic, who has subsequently allowed him to leave for Goodison Park.

No Sissoko for Spurs

One man that won't be signing for Everton on Deadline Day is Moussa Sissoko, after the midfielder completed a huge u-turn to go for what's likely to be a transfer to Tottenham Hotspur.

The Toffees had seen a bid of £30million accepted, with Sissoko ready to join the Merseyside club, only for the North Londoners to match Everton's bid late on, Sissoko picking Spurs ahead of Koeman's men in order to play Champions League football.

Everton pulled their interest immediately as a result, left disappointed on the final day of the window.