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Francisco Junior thrilled with Everton move

New Everton midfielder Francisco Junior is thrilled with his move to Merseyside.

The Guinea-Bissau born Portugal Under-21 international was previously on the books at Benfica and also spent time with Manchester City, but the Blues reacted quickly upon hearing he had become a free agent.

"I feel very happy to have joined Everton," Junior told "It's a great challenge and now I just want to show my talent to the fans."

The 20-year-old, whose full name is Francisco Santos Da Silva Junior, got a first taste of Goodison Park when he attended Saturday's 2-0 win over Chelsea and says he was deeply impressed by what he saw.

"I really like the players, there are many famous players here and I think they can help me develop my talent," he said. "I also feel very good about the supporters. I saw the game against Chelsea and the fans had so much passion for the Club. I can see it is a family Club and I want to play for those fans.

"The training ground is right up there too, it's a top facility and Everton is a top, top club."

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