Everton have signed 17 year old Lewis Gibson from Newcastle United and the young defender says he is delighted to be part of the club.
The highly rated defender will join the academy squad and work with David Unsworth while trying to impress enough to work his way into the first team.
“Everton is a brilliant club and when the opportunity presented itself I wanted to be part of it,” Gibson said.
“The reputation has long been there that Everton brings through young players. You only have to look at the likes of Tom Davies, Kieran Dowell, Jonjoe Kenny and several others who are battling for first-team places to know this.
“I’m a player who is willing to put my body on the line, the kind of defender who likes to tackle and is not afraid. I’m excited to be part of things here and I want to continue developing as a player. This is where I want to be.”