Lucas Neill joins Everton

by Kevin Coleman

West Hams Lucas NeillEverton have signed former West Ham defender Lucas Neill on a one-year deal.

The Australia international was a free agent after ending his time at West Ham at the beginning of the summer.

The 31-year-old passed a medical at the club’s Finch Farm training ground on Thursday morning, and has signed a contract reportedly for £50,000 a week

The Australian captain spent three years at West Ham, after a six year spell with Blackburn Rovers.

The defender has been accused of demanding too high wages, one of the main reasons no clubs acquired of service over the summer.

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