The 27-year-old Brazilian was a free agent this summer following an injury-plagued spell with the Spanish club and was a surprise inclusion in a recent Under-21s game in which he notched an assist and gave away a penalty for David Unsworth's side.
He has signed on until the end of the season and been sent out on a month's loan to Doncaster Rovers along with Conor Grant.
Mattioni was signed on a season-long loan by AC Milan from Brazilian side Grêmio in 2009 and then had a season on loan with Mallorca making 21 appearances over the two years.
He then moved to Espanyol on a permanent basis but successive cruciate ligament injuries in his left then his right knee restricted him to just 10 games in five years.
The right back now gets a chance to resurrect his career with Everton, starting with his loan spell in League One with Doncaster.
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1 Posted 30/10/2015 at 17:36:28
2 Posted 30/10/2015 at 17:45:58
3 Posted 30/10/2015 at 17:47:06
This lad sounds quite promising. Two cruciates to his name already. 21 games in two years is a little on the high side. But with RMs training we can probably knock that down to 4 or 5 with a couple of hamstring injuries. I'd like to have seen us fill this spot with Kieran Dyer who's got a few long term injuries left in him but we will see how this lad does.
4 Posted 30/10/2015 at 17:57:03
5 Posted 30/10/2015 at 18:03:41
6 Posted 30/10/2015 at 18:07:10
7 Posted 30/10/2015 at 18:08:49
8 Posted 30/10/2015 at 18:08:54
If he is out to prove his fitness, when he returns, is he ahead or behind young Browning for the right back slot?
If he is behind, then I really don't see much point in signing the 27-year-old.
9 Posted 30/10/2015 at 18:09:14
10 Posted 30/10/2015 at 18:16:31
11 Posted 30/10/2015 at 18:42:33
12 Posted 30/10/2015 at 18:58:32
Seems our club now has money to burn - or owed an agent mate a favour!
13 Posted 30/10/2015 at 19:11:41
15 Posted 30/10/2015 at 19:44:19
Some kind of brinksmanship, surely.
16 Posted 30/10/2015 at 20:00:07
17 Posted 30/10/2015 at 20:18:08
I'll be impressed if he recognises a ball.
18 Posted 30/10/2015 at 20:31:35
I hope I'm wrong. Maybe we will get a Traore moment out of him and then he will be off to God knows where... Our medical dept must be on a par with Harley Street by now.
19 Posted 30/10/2015 at 20:46:15
20 Posted 30/10/2015 at 21:02:19
21 Posted 30/10/2015 at 21:48:20
22 Posted 30/10/2015 at 21:56:35
23 Posted 30/10/2015 at 22:21:54
24 Posted 31/10/2015 at 01:18:08
Hibbert was finished three years ago so we can't really class him as back-up either. One person I'd have liked to have seen us take is another Brazilian right-back from Man Utd during last summer in Raphael. That's all history now so not to dwell on it, so best of luck to this lad I suppose.
25 Posted 31/10/2015 at 03:08:07
OTOH, maybe a long-term backup for the European games? Who knows.
26 Posted 31/10/2015 at 05:55:25
One of the young patients commented: "It's worth it just to see the smiles on their faces... They're an inspiration to us all when you bear in mind that many of them will never kick a ball again."
28 Posted 31/10/2015 at 08:58:03
Why do we keep wasting money on such injury-prone players. We have enough deadwood, without adding more. Browning is fine as cover.
We'd be better off turning this list of deadwood into genuine first XI starters instead of filling the stands. At an average of £30k a week, and some will be on more, we are paying £17M-20M+ a season. I know we need squad cover, but the below list needs to be halved with, two or three class players coming in.
29 Posted 31/10/2015 at 09:29:24
30 Posted 31/10/2015 at 09:55:59
Why has nobody suggested this before???
31 Posted 31/10/2015 at 10:17:13
For a start, Browning is a better centre-half than right-back.
And we just lost Jagielka. And Stones might get his head turned.
This guy might ultimately be a good-value back-up for right-back.
I'll assume the money involved isn't huge. And he'll certainly break down at Doncaster if he's made of glass.
32 Posted 31/10/2015 at 10:23:51
Good luck to the lad; if he survives Doncaster (which makes Widnes look posh, and warm) he might have something about him!
33 Posted 31/10/2015 at 10:50:39
Whether or not he turns out to be bargain of the year, only time will tell... but at whose expense? I chant the same mantra: Martinez and his staff of crock finders need to go as soon as... before we nose-dive even further.
34 Posted 31/10/2015 at 11:06:37
35 Posted 31/10/2015 at 13:14:17
36 Posted 31/10/2015 at 13:56:29
How anybody can liken this guy to Peter Ried's situation when Howard signed him is beyond belief. By the time he got to us, Reidy was one of the most talented midfielders in the game and, in spite of injury, was renowned for just gritting his teeth and giving MotM performances!
And he did.
37 Posted 31/10/2015 at 20:11:44
We've got Coleman, Browning and Pennington... all capable of first team football and next season Holtgate might be pushing for a place... so who of the above does Martinez think is shit?
38 Posted 01/11/2015 at 03:35:48
Duncan #25 ... Love it!
39 Posted 01/11/2015 at 19:47:54
40 Posted 02/11/2015 at 04:19:03
A great goal indeed but on a serious note, I think we're trying to help this lad out. Left Brazil when he was 21, suffered severe injuries to both knees and is stoney broke. His last club stopped his wages and, despite no injury problems for three years, no other club would take him on.
After training with us for 5 or 6 weeks, he looked very useful in a recent U21 game and we have sent him to Doncaster for a month. His wage will not be much more than academy buttons or the League One club would not have taken him on.
With most of our squad on £2 or 3 million a year, a few coppers to help a young professional footballer regain his honour and get back on his feet is something which pleases me very much. It also makes me proud to be an Evertonian.
41 Posted 02/11/2015 at 08:34:02
42 Posted 02/11/2015 at 08:48:57
Munir El Haddadi excites me a lot more tbh.
43 Posted 02/11/2015 at 08:55:27
If Harold's seen him play, and rates him as a decent player, then the only question will be about his ability to stay fit. Seems a good risk to me.
Do you reckon Munir might cost a lot Colin?!
44 Posted 02/11/2015 at 11:46:57
I'd certainly settle for Duncan Watmore, the Sunderland kid who came on and ran rings round Coleman and Stones. The way he destroyed Browning and our U21s last season will live long in the memory. He was also voted the best player in the Euro U20s tournament. A great prospect indeed.
45 Posted 02/11/2015 at 19:53:54
46 Posted 02/11/2015 at 20:03:00
Jim, I think we could get him for around the same amount we got Geri for (£4.5M). He will definitely have a buy-back clause as these kids have so much potential but little hope of first team action for the foreseeable future. I still haven't given up hope that we might still get Sergi Roberto though.
47 Posted 03/11/2015 at 12:52:43
Hope we get in before them.
48 Posted 03/11/2015 at 13:02:01
49 Posted 03/11/2015 at 13:50:23
50 Posted 03/11/2015 at 13:50:55
On a serious note, I think we have established now how much Lukaku benefits from having another forward next to him with the strength and technique to hold it up and the nous to make some good runs (ie, Kone not Naismith). If Kone gets crocked again, we have no-one else of that ilk and I think maybe we should.
51 Posted 03/11/2015 at 14:57:07
Nothing to be ashamed of in that we can't simply go out and buy success like the Man Utd, Man City, RedShite way of doing things. We have one of, if not the best youth development strategies in the country. I am immensely proud of that. Our business model is different, through necessity perhaps or part choice.
I fully support the commercial caution that goes with the territory, in fact it's one of the reasons I am proud to be an Evertonian. The Club has heart, gentlemen, real heart...
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