Former Everton defender who hopes to emulate Baines signs for Chester

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Ibou Touray has signed for Chester FC after being released by Everton.

Former Everton defender Ibou Touray has moved to Conference side Chester FC.

The club has officially announced the deal on their website, with the 19-year-old becoming the latest addition to Steve Burr’s side.

Touray arrived at Goodison Park in 2011, and signed a professional contract with the club last summer.

He initially impressed the Toffees’ hierarchy when he played against the club for Liverpool, where he was on trial at the time.

After signing the contract back in July 2013, the left-back told Everton’s official website, “I’m delighted. I came from playing Sunday League three years ago, so it’s a good achievement in such a short space of time.”

He went on to reveal which Everton player he hoped to emulate, and given his position it was no surprise.

“Leighton Baines is probably one of the best left-backs in the country,” he said. “It’s good that I see him around. He’s a great player and hopefully one day I can be on his level.”

However, despite playing regularly for the under-18s and later the under-21s, Touray was released this summer, and following a trial at Tranmere Rovers he has now signed for Chester.

Yet to turn 20, the defender still has time on his side and will see his latest move as a positive one where he will get the chance to feature regularly for the Conference side.

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