RIDGE GETS HIS MOVE TO BAGGIES
DAVID MOYES was last night on the verge of a sensational double swoop for Nikica Jelavic and former Everton favourite Steven Pienaar.
Toffees boss Moyes has forked out £6million on Rangers star Jelavic – who has scored 17 goals for the Glasgow club this season.
The 26-year-old was also wanted by West Ham and QPR, but Moyes has made a rare strike in the transfer market by capturing the Croatia international.
And the Toffees were also battling to take ex-everton star Pienaar back to the club on loan from Spurs in a shock swap for Louis Saha.
South Africa international Pienaar has endured a torrid time at White Hart Lane since leaving Everton in January 2011.
The midfielder (below) return to his old stomping ground, with striker Saha making the move to Harry Redknapp’s title chasers.
Moyes has cash to spend following the sale of Diniyar Bilyaletdinov to Spartak Moscow at the weekend for a fee of around £5m.
was poised to WEST BROM have confirmed the signing of Birmingham defender Liam Ridgewell for an undisclosed fee.
Ridgewell has put pen to paper on an initial two-and-a-half year contract, with the option of a further 12 months.
He passed a medical at the Baggies training ground after agreeing personal terms.
Ridgewell signed too late to be eligible for tonight’s game at Fulham but will come into contention to make his debut in Saturday’s home clash with Swansea.
West Brom boss Roy Hodgson said: “Liam is a very experienced defender and has the added benefit of being left-sided. We do not have many of those defenders at the club.
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