Everton pulls out of deal to sign Fer from Twente

Everton has pulled out of a deal to sign Netherlands midfielder

Leroy Fer from FC Twente.

Everton chief executive Robert Elstone tells Sky Sports News

that the ”transfer didn’t go through in the end (because) there

were some issues.”

Fer, who has played twice for the Netherlands and scored 10

goals in 29 matches for Twente this season, was due to be on

Merseyside on Wednesday to discuss personal terms and undergo a

medical. The deal was believed to be worth 8.6 million ($13.6


Elstone says ”we have to be careful how we spend our


Ahead of Wednesday’s games, Everton was fifth in the Premier

League – three points behind Tottenham, which occupies the fourth

and final Champions League qualification place.