Francisco Junior thrilled with Everton move

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

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 evertonfc.com. "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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