The midfielder will wear the #25 shirt for the Toffees, keeping the same number he wore in the Bundesliga last season for Mainz 05.
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The number has been previously worn by the following players during the Premier League era at Everton -
Ramiro Funes Mori (15/16 - 17/18), Aaron Lennon (14/15), Marouane Fellaini (08/09 - 13/14), Nigel Martyn (03/04 - 05/06), Espen Baardsen (02/03), Paul Pettinger (01/02), Peter Degn (00/01), Daniel Williamson (99/00), Michael Ball (96/97 - 97/98)
Speaking to evertontv after his signing about why he picked the #25, the midfielder said -
“It has been my number since I started to play professionally.
“My birthday is on the 25th [September 1995] and my sister was also born on the 25th.
“I have worn 25 at all my clubs and I am happy I have kept this number at Everton.”