Nicolas Defreitas-Hansen

Florida-born goalkeeper Nico Hansen joined Everton aged 16.

A confident, athletic shot-stopper, Hansen has represented the USA at Under-14, Under-15 and Under-16 level but is also eligible for Brazil and Denmark.

After impressing at Everton at age-group level, he signed a first professional contract with the club in July 2019, penning a two-year deal.