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Tim Howard - One Toffee that's sticking aroundEverton have announced that a deal has been completed with Manchester United to make Tim Howard a permanent addition to the Club's ranks.

 

Everton have agreed an undisclosed fee with the Old Trafford outfit for the US international goalkeeper.

 

Howard has committed his long-term future to the Blues with a five year deal that will run until 2012 and begins at the end of the season.

 

The 27-year-old arrived at Goodison last summer on a season-long loan, establishing himself as David Moyes' first choice keeper.

 

He has made 27 appearances for the Toffees, keeping an impressive 11 clean sheets.

 

Howard told evertonTV exclusively: "The Club share my ambition, that is for sure - the manager does and so do the fans.

 

"I was drawn to the Club for a number of reasons and the players in the dressing room are one of them."

 

Although the transfer window is currently shut, Premier League rules permit domestic loan deals to be made permanent outside the window.

 

By moving now for the goalkeeper, Everton have ensured one of the Premiership's most consistent performers will remain at Goodison for the peak years of his career.

 

Everton boss David Moyes told evertonfc.com: "We are delighted to have Tim Howard. He has come in this season and proved he is a good keeper and we are pleased to have secured him."

 

Howard has earned 16 international caps for the USA, with the most recent coming in a 2-0 victory over Mexico last week.

 

He's still on loan from Man Utd until end of the season. The very second the loan expires he is then 100% our player. Rumours suggest that we've written off some of the Rooney transfer cash to sign him.

 

Man Utd goalkeeping coach Tony Coton said he can be better than Schmeichel.. here's hoping.

 

It's also a good move as the club intend to enhance the clubs reputation in USA and Canada and what better way than to sign one of their continent's best players.

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i was shocked when it came up on SSN, i was watching that channel then the yellow bar came up then the words "everton have signed..." at first i thought fernandes for some reason. Very glad we have sercured howard. this will hopefully encourage tim and micky to stay as we are now building a really decent team

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He's still on loan from Man Utd until end of the season. The very second the loan expires he is then 100% our player.

 

Presumably that means he won't be able to play against Manure at Goodison in April....shame :( . Teflon's last stand anyone (although I'm sure most would prefer Turner or Ruddy)?

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great news now in the summer we need to get some more players lik a right mid and a left mid also swap beattie for someone maybe robbie keane or marlon harewood?

 

Still Great News Building Are Team Up Now

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I think it's a good deal all around, Tim Howard likes it here, we like him, he's popular in US Soccer and I can see him being pivotal in boosting awareness of Everton in North America. I think he's been signed as more of a marketing tool than as a player, just as well he's the best keeper we have had since Martyn and before that Southall.

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Media sources today reporting a figure of 3 million.

 

What private arrangements between the clubs veesavee payment & deal structure is unknown.

That sounds about right. It's great to finally sign him. Now we can draw our attention to other needs come summer.
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Very shocked when I saw it as wasn't expecting it.

 

Good bit of business.

 

Is £3m a bit to much for him? We paid that for Wright.

 

He has kept 11 clean sheets out of 27 we needed a new goal keeper. Have we paid any money or have we knocked off some of the stuff we might get from Rooney in the future (he is meant to be signing a new contract which is another bit of money for us)

 

All in all very good bit of business... At the monent. Never can tell what players will be like later on.

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he wasnt 4th choice. van der sar was 1st, then they had kushack on loan (permenant move in the pipeline) and ben foster. they've just let him move on, whats thr problem?

 

i love evertonians

 

though im sure one day we might have a team where people wont complain about us securing the future of one of our best players this season.

 

i wonder if you'll complain if lescott or AJ sign a contract extention

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i'm not 100% convinced either though mate, he is another teams 4th choice keeper remember, there must be a reason that he is 4th choice?

He wasn't prepared to be second choice at man U never mind 4th, that's why he asked to be moved in the first place. Though it's hardly an indictment to be second choice there. We have seen what he can do it's not a gamble.

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I think my post may have been mis-read tbh.

 

My own personnal feeling is in my first post on this topc.

 

One relief lifted from our shoulders. Great news :)

 

As in thank god we got a very good keeper and we don't have to look for another one in the summer.

 

My next post, the

Now his furture is certain he may well get worse as he doesn't neep to prove anything, nothing to fight for...:huh:

 

Is just a counter arguement for

Great news!Now his futures certain he may even get better,one less signing we need in the summer.Well done Moyesy. :D

 

 

I'm delighted we've got him full time :)

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theres no problem, he's probably the best we have had since big nev, but i do think there are better options than howard out there, whats happened to ruddy and turner? will they ever get their chance?

 

they are both still young, isnt ruddy still a teenager?

 

you wont find many keepers who are good in their early 20's

 

and im intregued to know who you see as a better option!

 

Cech?

Cudichini?

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Maybe now we can get him in the lineup for the upcoming Man Utd fixture. I'd feel a lot more comfortable with Tim in goal.

It also looks like he will be the U.S number 1 which is nice to hear. We just drew Argentina in the Copa America this summer so it will it be a great experience for him, if he plays in it.

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His deal comes into effect when the transfer window opens so he can't play against Manure as he is still officially on loan to us

 

Thought that as well but on the EFC site today..

 

Howard is now an Everton player, with the contract signed this week replacing the season-long loan deal agreed with Manchester United last summer.

 

 

Good news!!! I see a clean sheet coming against Shreck and his mates....no problem :lol: !

 

(and no more CF2CF2)

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His agent Dan Segal has come out and said that Tim Howard is now the highest paid american in the history of 'soccer'.. I'm not say I would appreciate my agent telling people I'm the highest paid american player to keep the pressure off. The sad thing is we are paying him more than Man Utd did.

 

He said: "This move for Tim is absolutely terrific. Everton has been a perfect fit for him from day one. The financial package - the largest ever for an American soccer player - that the club put together to keep him says everything about their commitment to Tim, and the fact that Tim has signed for five years says everything about his commitment in return."

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It doesn't surprise me that he is the highest paid American. We don't really have any players that are going to get a lot of money. The only two players I could see that would test him are McBride and Gooch (who possibly will make more if Newcastle signs him this summer)

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