Farewell Steven Pienaar


After weeks of talks and negotiations over the terms of the transfer, it eventually emerged late last night that Steven Pienaar had completed his move back to former club Everton having successfully underwent a medical.

After spending a period of last season on loan at his former club, David Moyes made no secret of the fact that he wanted the South African back on a permanent basis after the winger left Merseyside for Spurs just 18 months ago.

Pienaar was originally signed for Spurs under previous manager Harry Redknapp but a mixture of injuries and poor form resulted in a lack of playing time for the midfielder, who made only 10 appearances in all competitions before eventually being loaned back to Everton midway through last season.

New manager Andre Villas-Boas obviously remained unconvinced of Pienaar’s utility in his squad as the former Ajax and Borussia Dortmund player signed a four year contact with his old side, reported to be worth around £4.5m.

Pienaar spoke of his delight at the move on the Everton official website, stating “There was no doubt in my mind that I would be back here”, while the deal was also confirmed on the official Tottenham website as well.

By @TottenhamMan777

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  1. As an Evertonian I'm thrilled we got him back. I think if Levy was not such a hard bargainer we might have got him for £3million which at 30 years of age would have been fairer. Piennar engineered his departure from Everton and cost the club any reasonable return on a player we were the making of, so he's lucky his loan spell went so well last season,and he was outstanding. I could never see the fit before or during his days at Tottenham, it's not like Spurs were short of very able midfielders…ah well who knows how the mighty mind of Harry worked?


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