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Mason Holgate admits he feels at home with Everton

Everton defender Mason Holgate admits he feels at home at Goodison Park.

The former Barnsley defender was full of praise for how the Blues worked hard to make him feel at home.

He said: "I think Everton is a huge, huge club and I couldn't turn it down - especially when you'd seen people walk the same pathway as me. John Stones, Brendan Galloway - people signed from lower league teams were getting chances.

"It's something I definitely wanted to be involved in straight away.

"I basically knew from the season before that I had to go, it was something I'd got my head around but no matter how much you think about it when you're 18 - moving away, doing a medical and then moving straight away, it was something I found a bit difficult.

"Now I love it and it's the best decision I've ever made. A lot of people my age were going to uni, so I think my mum and dad tried to sell it to me like that, but it's not really like that."


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