Video: New Everton signing could rival Baines on free kicks

Leighton Baines

With the Everton left-back facing an prolonged injury lay-off, Ramiro Funes Mori could be the man to step up for dead ball situations.

Ramiro Funes Mori may have been recruited to help bolster the Everton back line, but the Argentine could prove equally handy at the other end of the pitch, as this goal demonstrates.

Signed from Copa Libertadores champions River Plate, Mori heads to Goodison Park having helped the South American giants to four clean sheets in their last six games.

And with John Stones seemingly distracted by matters off the pitch and Leighton Baines currently out through injury, he could be called to action very soon.

Capable of playing at either centre-back or left-back, the 24-year-old could prove particularly handy in the latter of those two positions.

It was there that he demonstrated a Baines-like quality from dead ball scenarios, as this superb free kick against Temperley demonstrates.

Powerful, precise and from range, the goal offers a sign of things to come for Everton.

Combining solid defensive qualities with an eye for the spectacular from set plays? Something tells us Mori could be one to watch out for for the Toffees this term.

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