Mori: I almost joined Chelsea with my twin brother

Evertons record breaking defensive transfer coup Ramiro Funes Mori has revealed how he almost joined Chelsea a few years ago with his twin brother.

The £9.5m signing from River Plate spent a couple of weeks on trial at Chelsea, but his potential move fell foul of redtape because he never held a European passport.

Mori declared: “It can be said that it’s my second spell at England – I did a trial for Chelsea a few years ago alongside with my twin brother.

“We stayed at Chelsea for two weeks but had to leave because we didn’t have an European passport.

“Well, I still don’t have a European passport but Everton truly wanted me. So now I hope to be ready and get used to playing in the Premier League as soon as possible.”

“I’m extremely happy to be here at Everton.

“This is a new adventure for me. Since I landed in Liverpool, Everton fans have showed me all their love even though they had not heard about me before.

“I’m so convinced about having moved to Everton. It’s true that Villarreal were after me too, but I didn’t even hesitate when Everton called me. Martinez told me that he trusts me.”

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