Have Everton just snapped up the new John Stones with Matty Foulds signing?

The Bury defender will join up with Everton in January.

Everton have recently beaten plenty of competition to bring in talented defender Matty Foulds from the lower leagues.

The 17-year-old, who was also being tracked by Aston Villa, has signed a deal at Everton and will join up with the club in January.

His move is clearly one for the future and it could be a very bright future if handled correctly.

Because Foulds might very well be the next John Stones.

Everton signed Stones at the age of 18 from Barnsley with the view of him becoming a first-team player in the future but his development has surely been faster than they even imagined.

He has become a regular in the Everton side, was heavily linked with Chelsea in the summer and is now considered as England's best central defender by many.

Like Stones the new signing Foulds is a talented player both with the ball at his feet and when doing the defensive basics that come with being a top-flight defender.

He is likely to be a couple of years away from being a first-team regular at Everton but when he does fans will be hoping he follows in the footsteps of his illustrious new team-mate.

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