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Touray Signs Pro Deal

Full-back the latest youngster to agree senior terms.

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Ibou Touray has today become the latest Everton Academy graduate to sign a professional contract with the Club.

The full-back, 18, has put pen-to-paper on a one-year deal – the fifth youngster this summer to agree senior terms.

Touray first joined Everton in 2011 on a scholarship after he came to the Club’s attention when, ironically, playing against the Blues in a youth fixture.

Touray told evertontv: “I was on trial at Liverpool for three months and I played against Everton. A few days later my dad got a phone call asking if I wanted to sign a scholarship. I said yes because I thought it was a better choice than Liverpool.

“I’m delighted [to get a professional deal]. I came from playing Sunday league three years ago, so it’s a good achievement in such a short space of time.”

Touray was a regular for the Under-18s last season and also made eight appearances for the Under-21s.

The left-sided defender is aiming for more action with Alan Stubbs’ side this year and believes he has a perfect role model at the Club to help him achieve that target.

Leighton Baines is probably one of the best left-backs in the country," he enthused. "It’s good that I see him around [the training ground].

“He’s a great player and hopefully one day I can be on his level.”

As well as Touray, Matthew Pennington, Chris Long, Conor Grant and Tyias Browning have all signed professional contracts in recent weeks.

Sam PeelGood on you Ibou

Wednesday 31st July 23:37 Report Comment

raymond foxGood luck kid, use your head, by that I mean be sensible and also have self belief.

Wednesday 31st July 15:02 Report Comment

Victor TayCome on Ibou, work hard and earn an extension to this deal.

Wednesday 31st July 14:40 Report Comment

Colin WilliamsGreat news Ibou, follow your dream and become an Everton first team player in the near future!!! You are part of the greatest football club in world football! COYB

Wednesday 31st July 14:18 Report Comment
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