Ramiro Funes Mori wants to score goals for Everton

Ramiro Funes Mori made his first Premier League start for Everton against West Bromwich Albion.

Everton defender Ramiro Funes Mori has told the Liverpool Echo that he is hoping to score a lot of goals for his new club, despite playing in defence. 

Funes Mori signed for the Toffees from River Plate in the summer transfer window, and he is starting to settle in at Goodison Park.

The centre-back made his first Premier League start against West Bromwich Albion in midweek, and he is already starting to focus on how he can help the side in future. 

The powerful defender had a decent scoring record in Argentina, and he is hoping to be similarly successful in-front of goal in England.

“I scored 10 goals during my time at River Plate, for a defender that’s a high total," he said. “Hopefully I can keep that record going at Everton.

“I’m a strong player, and fast. I’m good in the air and I like to come out of the back playing and use the ball. I want to work hard here, train hard all the time and help Everton win games."

So far, Funes Mori has made three appearances for Everton, but he is yet to hit the back of the net. 

That has not stopped from making a decent first impression, though, and he seems to have settled in well to the Everton defence. 

Funes Mori arrived on Merseyside in a transfer worth £9.5 million, according to the Liverpool Echo, but, despite the large fee, he is by no means guaranteed a place in Everton's first team.

Roberto Martinez already has Phil Jagielka and John Stones in his squad that can play at centre-back, and breaking their partnership up will be tough for Funes Mori. 

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