Saha completes Toffees move

01 September 2008 02:50
Everton have completed the signing of Manchester United striker Louis Saha on a two-year contract for an undisclosed fee. The 30-year-old has passed a medical to seal his switch to Goodison Park, with an option for a third year on his contract in place if he impresses. Saha joined the Red Devils from Fulham for £12.8million in 2004, but his time at Old Trafford was blighted by a succession of injuries. He made 124 appearances for United in all competitions and scored 42 goals, but featured in just 17 Premier League games last season following a recurrence of a knee injury towards the end of the campaign. While Saha has completed his move to Merseyside, the Toffees have failed in their attempts to sign Internazionale's Nigerian winger, Victor Obinna. The 21-year-old had agreed terms on an initial season-long loan at Everton, but the club have been unable to secure a work permit for Obinna. Head of PR and external affairs, Ian Ross, told the club's official website: "Chairman Bill Kenwright, manager David Moyes and club secretary David Harrison all attended the hearing in London this morning. "Despite making a strong case the appeal was rejected on the basis that the player fell some way short of the required criteria (of international experience)."

Source: ESA