Everton Transfer News: Everton secure signing of highly-rated Netherlands defender on three-year deal
The Toffees have confirmed the arrival of the defender, who can play centre-back or right-back, signing a three-year deal at Goodison Park
Everton have announced the signing of Netherlands Under-18 international Nathangelo Markelo from Dutch second division club FC Volendam.
The 18-year-old defender had long been linked with a move to Goodison park and has now put pen to paper in a three-year deal with the Premier League club.
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Markelo will link up with David Unsworth’s Under-23 squad ahead of the 2017-18 Premier League season.
Welcome to #EFC, Nathangelo Markelo! Netherlands U18 international will link up with David Unsworth’s #EFCU23s: https://t.co/0LNWmDZwJN pic.twitter.com/bFmTfSr4SX
— Everton (@Everton) June 19, 2017
“It feels great to be an Everton player,” Markelo told the Everton official site. “It’s a nice opportunity for me and I love it here already,
“I heard something about two weeks ago after a tournament I played in and I was very happy. I decided immediately that I wanted to come to Everton.
“I’m looking forward to the season now. I have three years here and I hope to get plenty of playing time, develop as a player and then just keep making steps forward towards the first team.”
Markelo, who had two years remaining on his Volendam contract, made 30 appearances in all competitions at Under-19 level last season.