English Premiership

Everton to sign Belgian teen

2014-07-23 13:14
Roberto Martinez (AFP)
Cape Town - Everton manager Roberto Martinez has confirmed that the club is close to signing Belgian teenager David Henen from Anderlecht.

Both Manchester United and Arsenal were keen to sign the youngster, but a move to Merseyside seems to have been the preferred option. Henen, who is set to join the Toffees for £1.5m, will play in the U21 squad, as Martinez looks to bolster his youth ranks.

"It is in the process of being completed," Martinez told the Liverpool Echo

"He's a young, talented footballer who represents Belgium in the lower teams, in the under-18s and has had good experience in going to France.

"He is a bright boy and we feel he is something different that we haven't got in the under-21s so we are hoping he is going to be giving us something different in that group.

"We want a strong group. We have already got talented and very interesting footballers and I think David can fit in really well in that environment."


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