Four-year deal for £4.5m Pienaar

South African never doubted he would be back at Goodison Park

Steven Pienaar: The South African is permanently back at Everton just 18 months after joining Tottenham

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Steven Pienaar has re-joined Everton on a four-year contract after a £4.5million deal was agreed with Tottenham Hotspur.

Sky Sports sources earlier on Tuesday revealed the 30-year-old South African, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Goodison Park, was having a medical on Merseyside.

And Pienaar's permanent return to David Moyes' Everton has now been confirmed only 18 months after he was sold to Tottenham for just £3million.

The midfielder told Everton's official website: "I am happy to be here. It took a few weeks to sort out but I am delighted to be back and excited to play for Everton.

"There was no doubt in my mind that I would be back here. At the end of the season, I told the manager how I felt and I am happy now it is all done."

Pienaar played 14 Premier League games and scored four goals with Everton in 2011/12 and he now becomes Moyes' second summer signing after Steven Naismith.