Everton have confirmed the signing of midfielder Fabian Delph from Manchester City on a three-year deal.
The 29-year-old, who joins for a fee believed to be £8 million, has joined new boss Marco Silva and his Toffees squad for pre-season in Switzerland.
A 20-cap England international, the former Leeds United and Aston Villa midfielder can also play as a left-back.
“Every time I have played against Everton, whether it was home or away, straight away the first thing that comes to mind when you see the fans is passion,” Delph told evertontv.
“The Everton fans seem to know football, seem to understand it, it seems to be in their blood and they really back the team.
“You are always going to hear Evertonians and I’m excited to play at home and hear them when I am playing.
“I’m really happy to be here, I’m going to give absolutely everything – nothing less than 100 per cent.
“Hopefully we can push together, fans and players, to do something special.”
Delph has been part of the Manchester City squad that has won successive Premier League titles in the past two seasons.
Everton manager Marco Silva hopes he can bring some of that experience to the Toffees’ dressing room.
“When I look to bring a new player into our squad, the first thing I look for above all the other things is quality and Fabian is a player with high quality,” Silva said.
“But what they can bring to our dressing room is also important and if you can put those two things together then that can only be good for the club.”