Zirkzee plays for Everton U19s in the CEE Cup.

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Dutch "superkid" Joshua Zirkzee played for Everton U19s in their CEE Cup match against Academy Pandev today, suggesting that the Blues have won the race for his signature.

The 16-year-old, described by some Dutch observers as a "goal machine" — he scored 33 goals in 27 games at Feyenoord's youth level last season — was reportedly in talks with the Blues about finalising a move to the Finch Farm Academy this week.

Having turned down a move to Ajax, Zirkzee seemed set to join Arsenal yesterday but Ronald Koeman's influence is believed to have been crucial in persuading to join Everton instead.

That has been lent credence by the fact that he was named in Everton U19s' CEE Group B match today, turning out in the No.18 jersey. A video of the game with full sound (but no commentary) is provided here:

The Everton players are wearing shirt numbers but no names. However, the full team sheet was as follows:

Everton U19s:
12 Joe Hilton (GK)
10 Nathan Moore
5 Stephen Duke-McKenna
3 Michael Collins
11 Con Ouzounidis
15 Thomas Scully
17 Tom Warren
19 Pawel Zuk
6 Anthony Gordon
29 Shayne Lavery
18 Joshua Zirkzee

2 Joe Anderson
7 Sid Kerr
9 Barney McKeown
1 Nico Defreitas-Hansen
14 Elliot Richards
4 Jordan Corke
16 Ellis Simms


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