Everton have signed teenager Fraser Hornby from Northampton Town, as the club continues to develop their already impressive core of youth players.
Everton have one of the best youth systems in the Premier League and the Toffees will be hoping Hornby follows in the footsteps of the likes of Wayne Rooney and Ross Barkley, who both graduated into the first team.
Northampton’s Academy boss Trevor Gould says they wanted the player to remain at the League Two club but couldn’t deny him the obvious opportunities created by Everton.
“He is going to a fantastic club with a proud record of producing young players - Not only are we producing players for our own first team, we are producing players who are attracting the interest of Premier League clubs and that is a massive endorsement of our work,” he was quoted by the BBC.
Here are five facts about Everton’s latest player.
He’s 15-years-old and plays as a midfielder.
He’s moved to Everton as part of the Elite Player Performance Plan.
Everton will pay £150,000 for every ten Premier League games he plays, should he appear in the future.
He becomes the club’s fourth summer signing to go straight into the youth system after deals for Brendan Galloway, Sam Byrne and David Hennen (Loan deal).
He made his debut for Northampton two-years ago.