Everton have confirmed the capture of Sligo Rovers defender Seamus Coleman.
The signing largely slipped under the transfer radar on Monday but the club has revealed the deal was done before the close of the window.
Coleman, who operates primarily as a right-back, has represented Republic of Ireland at Under 21 level and also attracted the attention of West Ham, Birmingham and Ipswich Town.
It is thought Everton paid in the region of £150,000 for the player, who will initially work with the Toffees' reserve side.
"He is a young boy who has come in and he will join Andy Holden in the reserves," manager David Moyes told the club's official website.
"He's come from Sligo, he's someone who has been flagged up by the scouts.
"We'll give him an opportunity and hopeful he can step up to the first team in time."