Everton have accomplished the signing of goalkeeper Asmir Begovic from Bournemouth on an preliminary one-year deal.
The 34-year-old arrives for an undisclosed payment from Championship facet Bournemouth, changing into Everton’s second summer season signing after the arrival of Andros Townsend earlier on Tuesday.
The previous Stoke and Chelsea stopper has signed a 12-month contract, with the membership holding the choice to increase it for a further yr.
“After I first heard of the potential for becoming a member of Everton, I used to be actually excited,” Begovic instructed evertontv.
“Alternatives like this do not come round each day so I am honoured and happy to be right here.
“The ambition is to get this membership to the place it belongs. We need to be difficult for these European spots, difficult for trophies and being in that higher echelon of the league.”
Begovic will present new Everton boss Rafael Benitez with backup for England primary Jordan Pickford, who enters the Premier League season stuffed with confidence following a superb efficiency on the European Championships.
“Jordan (Pickford) is a world-class goalkeeper,” Begovic added. “I believe the goalkeeping group right here is unbelievable.
“We will push one another each single day and set these requirements in coaching.
“I am positively right here to compete (for a spot) and to attempt to assist this crew in any manner I can.”
Begovic, who has made 63 worldwide appearances for Bosnia & Herzegovina, has made 252 Premier League appearances throughout his time with Portsmouth, Stoke, Chelsea and Bournemouth.
He spent the 2019-20 season on mortgage at AC Milan earlier than returning to Bournemouth final season, making 51 appearances because the membership reached the play-offs.
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