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Wednesday 16 November 2011

McFadden returns to Everton

Scottish forward re-signs for Everton three years after leaving Goodison Park

James McFadden left Birmingham City last season and re-joins Everton as a free agent

Scotland international James McFadden has re-signed for Everton three years after leaving Goodison.

McFadden had been without a club since being released by Birmingham in the summer but has joined the Toffees on a free transfer until the end of the season.

He had trained with Wolverhampton Wanderers and both Mick McCarthy's side and Scottish side Celtic were keen on signing the 28-year-old.

However, McFadden has opted to link up again with David Moyes on Merseyside in the hope of resurrecting a career recently hit by injury.

McFadden originally joined Everton from Motherwell in 2003 and scored 11 times in 109 appearances.

He joined Birmingham for £5m and scored 13 times in 82 matches until a cruciate knee ligament injury curtailed his involvement last season.

McFadden was released following Birmingham's relegation in May but has returned to fitness.

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Key Points

  • Joined Everton from Motherwell in 2003
  • McFadden has signed contract until end of season
  • Scotland international released by Birmingham