Reece Welch has signed pro terms with Everton.
The defender has penned a three-year deal which will keep him at Goodison Park until June 2023.
The 17-year-old has been part of the Blues Academy set-up for 11 years, having joined the club aged eight.
The Huddersfield-born teenager has been capped by England at Under-16 and Under-17 level and is currently part of Paul Tait's Under-18s team.
The centre-back is the eighth member of the club's Academy set-up to pen a professional deal since the start of July.