Matthew Pennington has signed a two-year pro deal with Everton.
The young defender is a graduate from Everton's academy.
â€śIâ€™m very proud to have got this contract,â€ť Pennington told evertonfc.com. â€śStarting off at 11 years old, Iâ€™ve come all this way to 18 now and Iâ€™m only just at the start of my career. Itâ€™s great that I can have a chance to kick on and I think thatâ€™s the idea of this contract.
â€śNow I have got to prove myself as a player in the real world. Hopefully I can make a career in the game and push on."