Goalkeeper Stefan Wessels has left German second division club Cologne to join Everton on a one-year deal.

Wessels has been with Cologne since 2003 and played 54 games in the top flight and 39 in the second division for them before losing his grasp on the number one jersey to Colombian Faryd Mondragon this season.

Cologne allowed him to leave on a free transfer to join the Merseyside club, where he signed a 12-month contract on Tuesday.

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