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Everton sign Burnley winger McNeil

Everton have completed the signing of Burnley winger Dwight McNeil for an undisclosed fee.

The 22-year-old had his medical at Finch Farm on Thursday and the deal has now been finalised with McNeil becoming Everton's third signing of the summer under Frank Lampard.

He has signed a five-year contract which runs until the end of June 2027, joining fellow new arrivals, former Burnley team-mate James Tarkowski and Sporting Lisbon loanee Ruben Vinagre.

The England U21 international has plenty of Premier League experience, having already made 134 top-flight appearances for Burnley. He has missed just two Premier League matches since December 2018 and ranked second for dribbles in the top flight last season.

"It is an amazing feeling to sign. When I heard about Everton's interest I wanted to get it done straight away because of the club and how good the team is," McNeil told evertontv.

Speaking to the manager about what they want going forward, it really excited me and appealed to me. I wanted to be part of it. He knows me as a player, as does [Director of Football] Kevin Thelwell. I want to work hard and do well for the team and for the fans.

"I feel playing under a manager like Frank Lampard, he will help me to get my stats up - and that is what I want to do and improve my game."

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