Everton have signed a goalkeeper after the departure Tim Howard, as they announced the capture of highly rated 18 year-old Chris Renshaw from Oldham Athletic.
It is believed that the youngster will go straight into the academy set-up, and spoke to the club website of his excitement about the move.
“I’m really excited for the challenge.
“I know about the record of how many players Everton have brought through the Academy. That interested me a lot because there seems to be a serious pathway to the first team.
“Every time we played friendlies at Everton, I always used to say the training ground and facilities would make this an amazing club to be at.
“This is a step up but I’m looking forward to it. For me, this year is a development stage, so it’s about trying to get that regular football in the Under-21s.”
The Toffees had a disappointing term last season, and parted ways with manager Roberto Martinez.
Ronald Koeman now takes the reins, and the Merseyside faithful are hopeful that he can bring back the good times to the Liverpool club.
However, the first challenge will be to hold onto the main stars. It is believed that there are several clubs lining up the signature of Romelu Lukaku, and the Belgian striker is on form having bagged a brace against Ireland at Euro 2016.
Nonetheless, the acquisition of Chris Renshaw is a positive move for Everton.