Everton legend Colin Harvey has met with the Fans' Forum and sculptor Tom Murphy to get a first glimpse of the ongoing Holy Trinity statue project.
The former Blues midfielder is set to be honoured alongside Alan Ball and Howard Kendall with a permanent tribute, an initiative led by one of the most active Fans' Forums in the Premier League.
Supporters watching Thursday's Everton Show saw footage of Harvey at Goodison Park meeting members of the group, who have worked closely with the Club on the project, and seeing the first maquettes of the iconic trio.
Once finalised, work will begin to sculpture full size versions, which are set to be unveiled some time in 2017.
“It’s absolutely amazing,” Harvey said. “It will be great to see and a great thing for my grandson to come and see.”
Nick Mernock, Chair of the Fans' Forum added: “This project has been a labour of love for us as a forum, knowing how much it will mean to our fans and to be delivering another iconic landmark at Goodison.
"The total consensus amongst our fans was that it was wholly appropriate to honour three of the Club’s most prestigious players, players who are rightly considered legends at a time when that accolade is too freely used.
"This is the first step and we’re so pleased with Colin’s reaction and complete endorsement of Tom’s work so far. It is a privilege to be involved in this work, and we look forward to progressing the project further and updating fans in the coming weeks and months.”