Brendan Galloway has joined West Bromwich Albion on a season-long loan deal.
The defender has passed his medical at the Hawthorns and trained with his new teammates for the first time on Monday afternoon.
Galloway signed for Everton from MK Dons in the summer of 2014 and has so far made 21 appearances for the Blues.
The 20-year-old becomes the fourth Everton player to go out on loan, joining Luke Garbutt, Conor Grant and Russell Griffiths who have moved to Wigan Athletic, Ipswich Town and Cheltenham Town respectively.
“What we like for young players is to give them the best way to improve,” manager Ronald Koeman explained about the decision to allow Galloway to link up with Tony Pulis’ side.
“He is a player with a future at Everton but at the moment he is not playing for the first-team. It’s not good for young players to play every week with the Under-23s. We need to give them a platform to to play at the highest level.
“There was a possibility of [joining] West Brom. I know their manager very well. He asked me about Brendan and finally we took the decision to put him on loan because that will help the development of a young player.
“We can get him back a better player who can offer more competition to the rest of the defenders.”