EVERTON have completed the loan signing of Ruben Vinagre from Sporting – after social media confusion.
The Toffees snapped up the left wing-back on a season-long deal with an option to buy for around £18million next summer.
Everton have signed ex-Wolves left-back Ruben Vinagre on loan from Sporting LisbonCredit: Getty
It is understood the paperwork and medical were sorted on Tuesday.
The Premier League club will pay his full wages, thought to be around £13,000 per week.
However, fans were left in suspense waiting for the official confirmation.
Everton posted a video unveiling their new Portuguese defender with a first interview and action shots of him signing his contract on their YouTube channel before even tweeting the announcement.
And then later on Wednesday morning, they deleted the upload from public viewing in a U-turn blunder.
Vinagre spent the 2017-18 season on loan at Wolves from Monaco, helping them win the Championship before signing a permanent deal.
Usually back-up to Jonny, he struggled for game time in the Premier League and has racked up just 35 appearances in the top flight.
The Portugal Under-21 international had loans at Olympiacos and then Famalicao before heading to Sporting last season on loan with an option to buy.
The Primeira Liga giants exercised that clause earlier this month but have immediately decided to send him back out on loan to Goodison Park.
He will mainly be in competition with Ukrainian star Vitalii Mykolenko for the left-back spot under Frank Lampard.
Vinagre becomes Everton’s second senior signing of the summer following James Tarkowski’s arrival on a free from relegated Burnley.
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