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Blues Sign Francisco Junior

Everton swoop for 20-year-old ex-Benfica midfielder on free transfer.

Blues Sign Francisco Junior
Francisco Junior

Everton have signed rising star Francisco Santos Da Silva Junior on a free transfer.

The 20-year-old, known as Francisco Junior, has been monitored by David Moyes and his scouting staff for some time and he arrives at Goodison Park on a four-and-a-half year deal, subject to receiving international clearance.

Junior, who will wear number 30, has already trained with his new team mates after completing a medical and agreeing personal terms at the Blues' Finch Farm training headquarters.

The highly rated player, who was being chased by other top European clubs, is able to sign for Everton outside the UK transfer window as he is currently a free agent.

Born in Guinea-Bissau in West Africa, the young midfielder stepped up his footballing education after joining Benfica's well-renowned academy and has been capped twice by Portugal at Under-21 level.

At the start of the current season he spent some time at Manchester City and appeared for their development side including appearing in the Manchester Senior Cup but Everton officials have moved quickly in the past 48 hours on hearing of his availability to secure his signature.

 

anthony duckworthgreat stuff last two months has really made me positive an confident bout the second half of the season new great addition sad to see donovan go tho one day he will be permanent

Wednesday 15th February 12:14 Report Comment

Arran LeylandGreat signing!

Wednesday 15th February 09:30 Report Comment

Peter QuayleWith the run of Portuguese international talents we've had, I'm looking forward to seeing this lad play. Welcome to the family Francisco.

Wednesday 15th February 04:14 Report Comment

T WilliamsOle ! Hopefully the new Manny.

Wednesday 15th February 02:37 Report Comment

Bill Hayescome on you doom merchants this club is going in the right direction. Noise from the 1st whistle till the last on Sat, I'm there are you coyb

Tuesday 14th February 21:11 Report Comment

Gareth Asa Steven MorrisWelcome to the greatest club in the world ' fact' nsno

Tuesday 14th February 20:11 Report Comment

Peter BrennanJust remember,kidda,1=20....and welcome to the fold.

Tuesday 14th February 19:51 Report Comment

Alex MetcalfWe don't have the most money, but we are certainly trying to take the club to the next level! COYB, this is a signing for next season, were on the up!

Tuesday 14th February 19:48 Report Comment

patrick liddaneWelcome to Goodison Francisco, best of luck in your career. Once a toffee, always a toffee. Well done Everton board too.

Tuesday 14th February 19:46 Report Comment

john mckenziewelcome to the everton family coyb!

Tuesday 14th February 18:22 Report Comment

everton till i dieeverton till i die

Tuesday 14th February 17:56 Report Comment

Kourosh ToumadjeWelcome to best CLUB

Tuesday 14th February 17:49 Report Comment

Victor TayGreat job Everton! While we might not be rich, but we have our own ways of moving forward; developing young talent!

Tuesday 14th February 17:33 Report Comment

Cameron MellingWorth a gamble as a free agent!

Tuesday 14th February 17:19 Report Comment
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