Everton have announced on their official website that they are set to sign Twente midfielder Leroy Fer.
After the two clubs agreed on a transfer fee, the 23-year-old will fly to Liverpool to discuss personal terms and undergo a medical at Goodison Park.
Everton boss David Moyes suggested earlier today that he planned to reinforce his squad before the January transfer window closed, and he has wasted no time in securing the first signing of the transfer window.
Fer, 23, is a cultured central midfielder who is already a full Netherlands international.
Leroy Fer came through the youth ranks at Feyenoord and made a total of 105 Eredivisie apearances for the club before joining Twente in a 5.5 million move in the summer of 2011.
He immediately developloped into a key player for Steve McClaren’s side, scoring 11 goals in 40 league matches for the Tukkers.
Fer is expected to increase competition for places in the centre of the park at Goodison and possibly become an important member of the side in the future.