Rodriguez joins Everton from River Plate Montevideo

Forward Leandro Rodriguez has completed a move away from River Plate Montevideo to join Everton.

Everton have announced the signing of striker Leandro Rodriguez from River Plate Montevideo for an undisclosed fee. 

The 22-year-old, who scored 19 goals in 71 games for his former club, has penned a four-year deal at Goodison Park.

"He's a young talent, one of those elite youngsters who we like to bring in," Everton boss Roberto Martinez told the club's official website.

"He probably won't [need time with the Under-21s] because he has played in enough games with his first team in Uruguay in a really competitive league.

"I am not saying that to put pressure on the boy, but he is a player we can be very much excited about."