Funes Mori targets pre-season return

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Injured Everton defender Ramiro Funes Mori hopes to be back in action in time for pre-season training as he continues to recover from a knee injury.

The Argentina international has been an integral part of the Toffees following his switch from River Plate at the beginning of last season.

He suffered a torn meniscus while playing for Argentina in March, and initially remained in his homeland to begin his rehabilitation, before returning to Merseyside.

“Now I feel good to be back here doing my recovery,” the 26-year-old Mori was quoted by FourFourTwo.

“It’s light training at the moment, balancing exercises with my knee and work with the weights. The physios are doing a great job to get me back as soon as possible. After the off-season, I’ll be good,” he said.

Mori has become a fan favourite at Goodison Park, and he took the time to thank the supporters when attending the club’s awards evening this week, saying: “For me, the Everton people are very special.

“When I arrived here they showed me a lot of love. I feel happy to be back here."