England Women’s international Toni Duggan has agreed to return to Everton.
Duggan came through the ranks at the Toffees before leaving to join Manchester City in 2013.
She posted on Instagram to share her glee about the news that she’s coming back home.
“It feels so good to be back home. This is the club I started out at when I was younger. To be back here now, it’s an amazing feeling. As soon as I knew I could return to Everton, I was coming back,” she told the club’s website.
“When I met with Everton, they stated they wanted Champions League football. For me personally, I’ve played Champions League football right throughout my career.
“I’ve always been part of it and it’s the pinnacle of a player’s career. I want that. I’m ambitious about it. It would be a dream come true if I can get Everton back in the Champions League.
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“That’s where this club belongs and I know we can achieve it. I’m here now, I’m back in blue and hopefully I can give back to the club what they gave me.”
As Duggan eludes to, Everton are ambitious and want to push on and close that gap to Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City.
They’ll need to topple at least one of those established powers to get into the Champions League.
Bringing Duggan back is a step in the right direction on that score and the affection she has for the club is clear to see.