Rafael Garcia has signed a first pro Everton deal until the end of June 2022 after turning 17 earlier this month.
A first pro deal is a reward for the youngster despite confirmation that he will miss the rest of this season, having suffered an ACL injury while in pre-season.
"Signing a first pro contract is a huge thing and hopefully it will be the start of something big," Garcia told evertonfc.com.
"I've had so much help since I've joined Everton, from my teammates, my coaches and the staff.
"The people at Everton are very nice and very kind. The transition has been easy.
"It is a great club to be at, with a brilliant history.
"Getting the injury was a blow but the aim is to get back for pre-season next year and be stronger and fitter than I was."