Everton sign Ukraine defender Mykolenko

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Vitaliy Mykolenko of FC Dynamo Kiev looks on during the UEFA Champions League group E match between SL Benfica and Dinamo Kiev at Estadio da Luz on December 08, 2021 in Lisbon, Portugal. (


Everton have signed defender Vitaliy Mykolenko from Dynamo Kiev for an undisclosed fee on a four-and-a-half-year deal.

The left-back has won 21 caps for Ukraine and was a key part of the side which reached the quarter-finals of Euro 2020.

The 22-year-old told the club website: "Moving to Everton is a big and important step in my life.

"I have always dreamed of playing in the Premier League."

Mykolenko, who becomes Everton manager Rafael Benitez's sixth signing, won a league title and two Ukrainian Cups with Dynamo during his 132 appearances for the club.

"English football is where the game was born and I think that it will suit my game very well." he added.

"I am 22 but I don't feel like a youngster. I have experience of playing at European level and hope I will continue to improve as a player.

"I am excited about the opportunity of playing in front of our supporters. I have seen the last few games at Goodison Park and they were unbelievable.

"They are incredible fans to whom I feel great responsibility."

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