Williams agrees to Everton move
Wales captain Ashley Williams, who guided his country to the Euro 2016 semi-finals, has joined Everton from Swansea City on a three-year contract, the Premier League clubs announced yesterday.
The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it has been reported that Everton had paid £12million for the 31-year-old central defender.
Everton, who sold central defender John Stones to Manchester City on Tuesday for £47.5million to become the world's most expensive defender, moved quickly to sign the Welsh club's skipper, who manager Ronald Koeman identified as the man to help plug a defence that shipped 55 league goals last season.
Williams made 36 league appearances for Swansea as they finished 12th last term before he helped Wales get to the semi-finals of a major tournament for the first time in their history.