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Everton Signs Defender Distin

  • Reuters , Thursday, August 27, 2009 4 PM
Selling Jolean Lescott to Manchester City left a massive hole in Everton's central defense. The club has moved to help plug the gap by signing Sylvain Distin from Portsmouth on Thursday.

Frenchman Distin, 31, has agreed a three-year deal at Goodison Park subject to a medical. "All the formalities have been completed. After Sylvain made it clear his preferred destination was Goodison the chairman moved quickly to finalize the deal and Sylvain is now on his way to undergo a medical," chief executive Robert Elstone told the club's website. Everton, which finished fifth in the Premier League last season, has started the new campaign with two defeats and has been unsettled by Lescott's protracted transfer to City.

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