Updated: 01/08/2012 07:17 | By pa.press.net

Everton confirm Pienaar deal

Steven Pienaar, left, has penned a four-year deal with the Toffees

Steven Pienaar, left, has penned a four-year deal with the Toffees

Everton have confirmed the permanent return of Steven Pienaar from Tottenham for £4.5million on a four-year deal.

The South Africa international spent the second half of last season on loan at Goodison Park after failing to impress under then-Spurs boss Harry Redknapp.

He only signed for Tottenham last year for a reported £3million fee after spending four years, the first of which was on loan from Borussia Dortmund, with Everton.

Opportunities were limited for Pienaar at Tottenham, where he started just five Barclays Premier League matches. But he excelled on his return to Everton, scoring four goals in 14 league games to help them finish seventh, with boss David Moyes stating at the beginning of the month one of his aims for the summer was to re-sign Pienaar.

"We are keen [on Pienaar] and I hope in time we would be able to conclude that deal," he said.

"I don't know if the situation has changed (with Andre Villas-Boas coming in as new Spurs manager) but Steven has made it very clear he wants to come back here and my understanding is that hasn't changed.

"My next job in the coming weeks is to get Steven Pienaar here as well."

Pienaar made no secret of his desire to return to Merseyside and Tim Cahill's move to Major League Soccer outfit the New York Red Bulls paved the way for the 30-year-old's comeback.

He told evertontv: "I am happy to be here. It took a few weeks to sort out but I am delighted to be back and excited to play for Everton.

"There was no doubt in my mind that I would be back here. At the end of the season I told the manager how I felt and I am happy now it is all done."

31/07/2012 19:50
Decent player pity he cudnt fit in to the spurs way of playing! Good hes gone so he can play first team football as its what he deserves!
31/07/2012 18:52
Liverpools premier club Everton bulking up........come on you blues..
it isnt astute business if you sell a player for £3m and then buy them back a year later for £4.5, however its a good move for both parties, he should have never left in the first place
31/07/2012 18:36

Cant understand why Redknapp bought him to have him sitting on the bench if  he couldn't play he couldn't impress payed more games for Everton las season whien on loan and scored 4 goals well done Moysey welcome back Steven COYB IMWT

I believe Pienaar, is programmed to play in the style of Davey Moyes and nobody else. I did notice that Pienaar had got slower the last time I saw him play, but then so do we all in the passage of time. It was a bad move for Pienaar to go to Spurs, because Tottenham, have an abundance of highly talented players to call on. That used to be the same at my club Liverpool, but now we have an abundance of rubbish players.
31/07/2012 18:34

Good News


Excellent team player - used to squad and Manager.


More astute business from David moyes.


He needs to give the chairman a few lessons.


Roll on next season



31/07/2012 19:16
A massive signing for us, Welcome home Peanut. Lets just keep hold of Baisny as these two read each others minds and when they link up definitely play the beautiful game. The jigsaw is almost complete especially with Jelavic up front a top class stiker that we have really been lacking in previous seasons and has far more class than that cheating Kop****e rat Saurez! I say look out so called top four, i really feel we can be a force to be reckoned with up in 2012/2013 season. Sad to see Timmy go but without disrespecting a true blue servant i reckon we will be a more exciting side to watch and definitely more attacking and it gives the youngsters like Barkley and Rodwell to step up prove themselves as they definitely have the ability. COYD
31/07/2012 22:06

Who are these damn people who keep butting in to items like this, to benoan their 'young, sexy, single status'?

Can't they find an appropriate site on which to unload their sorrows?

I keep reporting them, but they keep coming back.

Steven Piennar will continue to do well at Everton. I do not support a Pemiership side, but I hope Everton do well-----they have a fine manager who has not had the finances of a lot of the others.

31/07/2012 19:17

So sell him for 3 million and sign him back for 4.5 million???


01/08/2012 01:43
Good player, he's just unlucky that he was competing with Bale for a starting place. Definitely going to have a big impact back at Everton, good luck to him.

Back where you belong Stevie. Welcome home.

Fair Play and respect to Dave Moyes; He might just yet end up succeeding SAF at OT and with the way the Glazers spend our money we'll likely need this sort of business accumen.
01/08/2012 09:00
levy will come unstuck over modric his asking to much, real wont pay 40 mill should have sold him last year, he is good enough to play for a big club
31/07/2012 19:44
31/07/2012 19:45
I see Ian isn't the only one thinks it was 3.5 or 3 million, sorry  - so maybe I am wrong, but I could have sworn on him having been sold to Spuds for 10m!
IS that the same steven pienaar who turned down chelsea because he thought he would get more opportunity at  spurs...and not more money.....proves you were right in every aspect mate.Going back to a mid table player with a mid table team.what was the quote im going to tottenham to win things......haha...no european cup at either club if you look in the cabinets of either.
31/07/2012 19:00
Couldn't cut it at Spurs; just used to run around like a headless chicken. Glad we're getting rid of the dead wood.
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