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Everton hand trials to controversial American youngster Omar Salgado

American prodigy Omar Salgado is being chased by Everton.

The striker, 17, has been handed a two-week trial by Goodison boss David Moyes.

He caused a stir in Mexico when he opted to leaving Chivas to play for USA's youth side.

Chivas' youth policy means all their players must be eligible to play for Mexico - but Salgado opted for USA, meaning he left the club.

He is now tipped to be one of the top picks in the forthcoming MLS draft, and has been training with Portland Timbers, but in the mean time he has joined Everton for a training stint.

Everton have strong links with America forged in recent years, and in the last few weeks Salgado's US Under-20 team-mate, goalkeeper Zac Macmath, also spent time with the Toffees.

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