After a dramatic end of Everton’s relegation battle, it became apparent that the Toffees main star has likely played his last game for the club.
The Brazil international immediately attracted interest from several PL clubs, with Tottenham and Chelsea showing the most concrete interest. Eventually Spurs managed to convince the Brazil international to move at Hotspur Lane.
He said (via Football.London): “I’m very happy for this moment. I remember when I was in Brazil and the offer from Tottenham came I couldn’t believe it. And after I signed the contract, even more so because it feels like a dream. When I arrived here it gave me chills in my stomach to see my new teammates and a new home.
“I hope to make history here in this shirt. And now it’s about working with the great coach I have, with my great teammates too and make history in that shirt.”