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Junior Joy At Blues Move

New arrival reveals his delight at signing on with the Toffees.

Junior Joy At Blues Move
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New Everton midfielder Francisco Junior has spoken of his delight at sealing a move to Goodison Park.
 
The Guinea-Bissau born Portugal Under-21 international has agreed a four-and-a-half year deal with the Club and will join on a free transfer subject to international clearance.
 
A midfielder, he was previously on the books at Benfica and also spent time with Manchester City, but the Blues reacted quickly upon hearing he had become a free agent.
 
"I feel very happy to have joined Everton," Junior told evertonfc.com. "It's a great challenge and now I just want to show my talent to the fans."
 
The 20-year-old, whose full name is Francisco Santos Da Silva Junior, got a first taste of Goodison Park when he attended Saturday's 2-0 win over Chelsea and says he was deeply impressed by what he saw.   
 
"I really like the players, there are many famous players here and I think they can help me develop my talent," he said. "I also feel very good about the supporters. I saw the game against Chelsea and the fans had so much passion for the Club. I can see it is a family Club and I want to play for those fans.
 
"The training ground is right up there too, it's a top facility and Everton is a top, top club."
 
Asked to explain what he can bring to Everton, Junior added: "It's difficult for me to say what my qualities are - I'd prefer to show the fans and then after have them tell me what my qualities are or not.
 
"But I'm coming here to show my football, in every training session I will give everything, and when I have an opportunity to play I will do so with lots of heart.

“I like to play beautiful football, I like to touch the ball and I like to play both defensively and in attack. I can play both ways and with both feet.
 
"My first mission is to try to get into the first team. Then it is to win over the fans and to win things with Everton. They're a big team and they're a team which is normally challenging for cups or for the European places. That is what I want to do."

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joey seftonWelcome to Goodison son,you have a brilliant sounding name. Keep your head down,work hard and hopefully this club will make your name known worldwide

Thursday 16th February 16:58 Report Comment

david robertswelcome youve chosen the best club in the world .ya an evertonian now so do the buisness fella n efc will take you places trust the moysey fella COYB

Thursday 16th February 10:28 Report Comment

David RoundWelcome aboard will someone tell Francisco about the history of our great club so he knows how lucky he is to be joining Everton Football Club

Thursday 16th February 09:41 Report Comment

Richard Bryan MellingWe trust Mr Moyes, another great signing, work and play hard Mr Junior, show us what you can do, do it well and we will love you forever.

Wednesday 15th February 20:38 Report Comment

michael rasmussenBrilliant interview, the kid seems to have his head in the right place best of luck to him, coyb.

Wednesday 15th February 20:21 Report Comment

Joshua GeorgeWelcome Junior, you look like an excellent prospect. Look forward to seeing you wear the royal blue!!

Wednesday 15th February 18:43 Report Comment

Victor TayAll the best Junior, work hard and show no ego, and you will be well loved by the fans!

Wednesday 15th February 14:45 Report Comment

Nigel NorcliffeLooks like a great signing, well done Mr Moyes and the board, now bring on blackpool, COYB

Wednesday 15th February 12:54 Report Comment

ALAN THOMPSONGood Luck Junior work hard and when you get your chance take it with both hands COYB

Wednesday 15th February 10:16 Report Comment

visto sekwalenggood signing

Wednesday 15th February 08:47 Report Comment

John BishopSeems like a quality bloke, well spoken and head in the right place. Let's hope we can help him develop into a top player. COYB!

Tuesday 14th February 22:14 Report Comment

Brad Priceis he a winger or central midfielder

Tuesday 14th February 22:05 Report Comment

He sounds like a good lad with no ego, exactly the type of player we excel with. Good luck Junior and welcome to the EFC family! COYB!

Tuesday 14th February 21:35 Report Comment

Paul HowellsHe's saying all the right things, lets hope he does play 'beautiful football' and help us get the silverware we're after.

Tuesday 14th February 21:23 Report Comment

ben elliswelcome to the greatest club in the world mate good luck to you

Tuesday 14th February 20:35 Report Comment

jez tinstonwelcome junior, now let your feet do the talking, and take your chances when they come. looking forward to seeing your progress

Tuesday 14th February 20:31 Report Comment

patrick liddaneWelcome Francisco to our great club..Best of luck in your career with us, You are now an Evertonian!!!!

Tuesday 14th February 19:53 Report Comment
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