Junior Switches To Stromsgodset
Midfielder to change loan deal at Vitesse for Norway test.
Francisco Junior has joined Norwegian outfit Stromsgodset on loan for the remainder of the season.
The 22-year-old Everton midfielder had been on loan with Vitesse Arnhem in the Netherlands this term but has now switched clubs for the remainder of the 2013/14 campaign.
His loan with Vitesse Arnhem had been due to expire in June but it has been cancelled in order for him to move to the Norwegian club ahead of their new season, which gets underway in March.
Vitesse are currently fourth in the Dutch top flight. Francisco's first team opportunities at Vitesse have been restricted to a handful of substitute appearances.
The Portuguese Under-21 international's loan will keep him with Stromsgodset until July 15, when he will return to Merseyside ahead of the 2014/15 campaign.
Stromsgodset are the reigning Norwegian champions, having secured only the second title in their history during the 2013 season.
Mo Allach, technical director at Vitesse, said: "Santos has played, but hasn’t made it into the starting eleven. In accordance with Everton, we decided a loan to Stromsgodset is the best step for everybody."