Everton have confirmed that Ramiro Funes Mori has left the club to join Villarreal for an undisclosed fee.
The Argentina international leaves after three years with the Blues having signed under Roberto Martinez from River Plate back for £9.5 million. It has been reported in Spain that the fee taking him to Spain is €9m (~£8m).
In all he made 67 appearances for Everton, scoring five goals, but missed the end of the 2016-17 season and almost all of last season following two surgeries to correct torn meniscus in one of his knees.
Funes Mori appeared destined to join his brother Rogelio in Mexico when a report emerged last month that he was close to an agreement with Monterrey but he has made a move to La Liga instead.
The 27-year-old is the first player to be sold under the new management team of Marcel Brands and Marco Silva. He has signed a four-year contract with Villarreal.