Everton have finally completed the signing of Wolves defender Joleon Lescott on a four-year contract.
The deal, which could eventually be worth #5million to Wanderers, was delayed for more than a week after the 23-year-old (pictured) went on holiday.
The Premiership club also had concerns over the player's long-term fitness after he suffered extensive damage to his knee three years ago.
Lescott's knee injury forced him to miss the entire 2003-04 campaign - Wolves' only season in the Premiership - and the implications of a reconstruction to the joint resulted in Everton asking for extra medical checks.
The defender is manager David Moyes' second big-money signing of the summer, having already brought in Crystal Palace striker Andrew Johnson for #8.6million.
More on this story in Thursday's Birmingham Post