Pienaar heads back to Everton in £4.5m deal
Everton's new signing Steven Pienaar
The South Africa international spent the second half of last season on loan at Goodison Park after failing to impress under then-Spurs boss Harry Redknapp.
He only signed for Tottenham last year for a reported £3million fee after spending four years, the first of which was on loan from Borussia Dortmund, with Everton.
Opportunities were limited for Pienaar at Tottenham, where he started just five Barclays Premier League matches.
But he excelled on his return to Everton, scoring four goals in 14 league games to help them finish seventh, with boss David Moyes stating at the beginning of the month one of his aims for the summer was to re-sign Pienaar.
“We are keen [on Pienaar] and I hope in time we would be able to conclude that deal,” he said.
“I don't know if the situation has changed (with Andre Villas-Boas coming in as new Spurs manager) but Steven has made it very clear he wants to come back here and my understanding is that hasn't changed.”