Blues complete Foulds signing

by | 02/01/2016  13 Comments  [Jump to last]

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With the transfer window now open, Everton have officially finalised the acquisition of Matty Foulds from Bury.

The 17-year-old's move from Gigg Lane was announced last month and, under agreement with the Shakers, he has already turned out for the Blues' U21s side but he is now a fully-fledged Everton player.

The fee for Foulds is officially undisclosed but it believed to be around 400,000, presumably with attendance-related add-ons due should his career progress the way both Everton and Bury expect it will.

Foulds, who only signed his first professional contract with Bury last February, follows Brendan Galloway and Mason Holgate to Goodison Park as the latest highly promising central defensive acquisition made by Roberto Martinez.  

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Oscar Huglin
1 Posted 02/01/2016 at 14:53:25
Attendance-related add-ons eh, Lyndon?

Sounds like a great clause for small clubs to include when selling to bigger clubs...

Kevin Elliott
2 Posted 02/01/2016 at 15:16:56
Welcome to Everton, young man.
Brin Williams
3 Posted 02/01/2016 at 17:02:58
It's always nice to get the first one under your belt (in the transfer window)...

Let's hope there are at least two more to follow, one of which should be Howard's replacement.

Kase Chow
4 Posted 02/01/2016 at 20:47:32
I have a lot of issues with Martinez

BUT buying young player and playing them is one of his strengths

Welcome Matty Foulds. You're joining the best club in the world. Enjoy it

Brian Porter
5 Posted 02/01/2016 at 22:02:04
Sadly, more money spent on a lad who will take years to develop and in all likelihood never see the first team.
Nick Jones
6 Posted 02/01/2016 at 22:57:44

Nil Satis Nisi Optimum - live it.

Trevor Lynes
7 Posted 03/01/2016 at 09:25:23
Martinez has certainly invested in the future but perhaps these kids are promising assets to be developed and sold on at vast profit.

I want to see a couple of already proven top players signed and drafted straight into the first team squad. Players like the one's missed during the last fruitless window, eg; Yarmolenko and even someone similar to Shaquiri.The worth of Jagielka has now become a serious issue as our young defenders are shipping goals.

Peter Barry
8 Posted 03/01/2016 at 09:53:01
We need a Keeper and a Central Defender NOW not later.
Paul Ellam
9 Posted 03/01/2016 at 12:18:54
Happy with this signing.

Goalkeeper, centre-back and left-sided attacker needed now, please.

Darren Scofield
10 Posted 03/01/2016 at 14:38:03
Let's hope we get Gray from Birmingham. He's a great left sided player.
Lee Courtliff
11 Posted 03/01/2016 at 15:57:45
Does anyone know anything about this lad?

Fast, strong, composed, aerial strength??

James Carroll
12 Posted 04/01/2016 at 16:45:40
He looks like Gerard Kearns (Ian Gallagher in Shameless)...
Geoff Evans
13 Posted 05/01/2016 at 21:59:39
Welcome and good luck. Grasp the chance.

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