Everton have completed the signing of teenage forward Francis Okoronkwo from Sunderland.
Okoronkwo, who celebrated his 17th birthday on Saturday, will link up with Paul Tait’s Everton Under-18s side having agreed a professional contract with the Blues until the end of June 2024.
A skilful attacker who possesses impressive speed, movement and balance, Okoronkwo is comfortable operating in all positions across the frontline.
Born in Blyth, Northumberland, he joined Sunderland at the age of 12.
Okoronkwo featured in 17 of Sunderland’s 24 U18 Premier League matches last season, scoring three times and providing three assists.
He netted and set up a goal in the Black Cats’ 4-3 victory over Everton in May when he was just 16 years old.