Everton snap up 16-year-old Irish talent Shayne Lavery from Glenavon

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The talented forward scored four goals in a trial match recently.

Everton have had some success in recent times recruiting from Irish football. Current first-team right-back Seamus Coleman was famously signed on the cheap from Sligo Rovers in 2008 and the Killybegs Cafu has since gone on to become a Premier League star.

Now they have brought in a young talent from Northern Ireland, who they will hope can emulate the Republic star's success in the Everton first-team.

The Lurgan Mail is today reporting that Everton have completed a deal to sign 16-year-old talent Shayne Lavery from Glenavon.

The talented teenager confirmed the news to the paper, even commenting on his big move to English football:

“I’m over the moon.

“It’s a dream come true. I am delighted to sign for Everton. They have been fantastic to me and I really like the set-up."

The forward had previously impressed on a trial period with the club. Lavery, whose older brother Conor was a youth team player at Manchester United, scored in a trial game against United for Everton's under-16s. However it was his match-winning performance in a 6-0 win against Rotherham for Kevin Sheedy's side that really caught the eye.

He scored four of the six goals in the game, instantly highlighting his potential to become a first-team regular at Everton in the near future.

Here's hoping he can live up to his potential.

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