Photo: Everton youngster Anthony Evans signs pro-deal, after shining on Soccer AM

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The midfielder will stay with Everton until 2018.

Everton youngsters have been in the news this week, that is for sure.

It comes after Tom Davies was given a chance to shine in the England senior set-up this week. He was called in as an emergency replacement because of injuries to Danny Ings, Jonjo Shelvey and another Everton graduate - England captain Wayne Rooney.

With Ross Barkley also present it was a good advert for the club's youth system.

Now another young talent is looking to have a bright future at Everton.

Everton announced today that Antony Evans had signed his first pro-deal with the club. The attacking midfielder has been with Everton since the age of nine and turned 17 last month. He told the official Everton website about his pro deal:

"It’s a dream come true and all I’ve wanted since I was a kid starting out playing football.

“The senior players are like idols, so it’s been great to be playing with them because you become a better player yourself.

“The next aim is definitely to establish myself in the Under-21s side and get as many games as possible with them.”

The Fazakerley-born teen will of course be hoping to now push on and impress enough for first-team football.

Although he has already impressed on English television. He won the Soccer AM 'Last Man Standing' award at the weekend - even if the show did accidentally dub him 'Andy' Evans.

In the future he will be hoping to give Sky Sports plenty of reasons to be getting his name right.

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