Everton sign Diniyar Bilyaletdinov: won’t somebody please think of the kitman?
How do you spell that, son?
Everton have completed the signing of Russia midfielder Diniyar Bilyaletdinov from Lokomotiv Moscow for an undisclosed fee. The 24-year-old has returned home to complete a visa application ahead a five-year deal at Goodison Park.
It is not yet clear whether the transfer is intended to propel the Toffees to Manchester City’s spending levels via pay-per-letter replica shirt personalisation.
Completely fictional but could be true stat of the day: Bilyaletdinov favours the number 63 shirt because that’s how many syllables are in his name.