Everton are looking to make their first signing of the January transfer window. They have already agreed a deal with Landon Donovan on a two-month loan deal, but the arrival of Darron Gibson from Manchester United will mark the first signing for David Moyes.
Cash strapped Everton are looking to finalise the deal for around £ 2 million, which will represent fantastic value for both the player and Everton. Darron Gibson came through the ranks at Manchester United and was highly influential last season in the championship winning squad. However, he has been largely marginalised this season after the arrival of Tom Cleverley back from his loan at Wigan athletic.
As a result, the Republic of Ireland international has said that he would likely Manchester United in order to get some regular first-team football. Everton were one of the first clubs to register an interest in the player and they are expected to finalise the deal for around £ 2 million over the next few weeks. Everton managed to sell their star midfielder Mikel Arteta for around £ 10 million to Arsenal on deadline day in the last transfer window. Even though much of the cash has gone to the banks, it is thought that David Moyes would have at least £ 5 million to spend from that sale.
So far, Everton have already paid £ 1.2 million to Real Sociedad as part of the sell-on fee inserted into Mikel Arteta’s contract. A further £ 2 million was spent on acquiring Landon Donovan on a loan deal, which means that the remaining £ 2 million has now gone to Darron Gibson. Hence, it is highly unlikely that Everton will be able to bring in another player during the January transfer window, but David Moyes will be more than happy with Gibson.