Everton appear have agreed to sign Danish defender Sebastian Kristensen from Lyngby BK for the Under-18s setup.
The 16-year-old, described as one of the Danish club's top young talents, is due to arrive at the club in July after impressing the Blues' coaching staff during a recent trial at Finch Farm.
Lyngby's sporting director, Birger Jorgensen, spoke to HITC about the impending move, saying that, “Everton has followed Sebastian closely, had him on trial and has shown the format and willingness to get things going.
“The family and Sebastian have also been thorough, so even though it is a big step, it is well considered.”
"We cry with one eye on sending players as early as possible, but at the same time we see it as a good opportunity and something we would like to support our talents in, in the cases where it makes sense for all parties.”
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1 Posted 17/04/2019 at 21:08:41
2 Posted 17/04/2019 at 21:10:02
3 Posted 17/04/2019 at 21:39:55
The club will pay a fine of £500,000 and will be banned for two years from registering any academy player who has been registered with another Premier League or EFL club in the preceding 18 months. The club will also pay additional compensation payments to the former clubs of two academy players.”
So as not from an English team we're okay according to this I think
4 Posted 17/04/2019 at 22:25:42
5 Posted 17/04/2019 at 22:45:16
6 Posted 17/04/2019 at 23:07:48
8 Posted 18/04/2019 at 08:04:25
Still, theres not much to be gained from writing off a 16 year old before hes even joined is there? Perhaps a cowardly protection from eventual disappointment. As hes 16 he might actually be scouring the comments sections of fan websites, I probably would, so heres to him becoming the next Franz Beckenbauer/ Franco Baresi/ Paolo Maldini. Good luck kid.
9 Posted 18/04/2019 at 08:59:20
God know the amount of money we wasted on Sandro, Klassen, Bolasie etc so £500K punts on youngsters has to be worthwhile
If we didnt do this and other clubs tried this approach instead and succeeded wed deride the club
Sometimes we cant do right for doing wrong
Good luck Sebastian lad
10 Posted 18/04/2019 at 09:15:13
Mike - well said. In case he is reading (I would too), add Kevin Ratcliffe, Dave Watson, Alan Stubbs, Richard Gough.. to that list (biased towards those players the lad might actually be able to find footage of on YouTube).
Welcome to paradise lad. Once Everton has touched you nothing will be the same..
11 Posted 18/04/2019 at 10:05:43
12 Posted 18/04/2019 at 10:16:08
13 Posted 18/04/2019 at 10:38:16
I checked the national team both U17 and u16 and I could not find him there.
14 Posted 18/04/2019 at 11:23:06
15 Posted 18/04/2019 at 11:28:05
16 Posted 18/04/2019 at 11:41:13
Im only joking lads but, of course, the vast majority of these youngsters dont end up making the grade. That shouldnt cause us to give up, obviously.
17 Posted 18/04/2019 at 11:59:22
He's a 16 year old coming to a foreign country he has no cultural experience with. How frightening would you think that is?
He's taking a gamble as we are, be the next big thing and he's minted, as we are for trophies/ transfer fees.
Good luck to the lad, may both dreams come true.
18 Posted 18/04/2019 at 12:02:08
Sebastian is compared to another legendary Danish defender, named Per Krøldrup
Exciting times ahead!
19 Posted 18/04/2019 at 12:04:15
20 Posted 18/04/2019 at 13:01:35
Surely this kid has to have more potential than Per, for Brands to have spotted him or been recommended o him from his Scouting Contacts. Hopefully he'll be a Danish Toffee and not another Danish Cookie!
21 Posted 18/04/2019 at 13:03:01
‘On his very first day of training, the gaffer took him to one side and started doing heading practice with him, like you would with a seven-year-old. It was a case of holding the ball, saying: “Are you ready? One, two, three – jump.”
‘Honestly, it was incredible. I dont know what happened, but he had obviously realised that heading wasnt Pers strong point. £5m for a centre-half who cant head the ball..!
‘You can be as talented as you like but in the Premier League youve got to be able to head it. Per came from Udinese in Serie A where the defenders were comfortable on the ball, good at positioning but not overly physical.
‘Per didnt seem to want to head it, which was incredible for a centre-half. He went on to spend six years with Fiorentina, so hes obviously a good player but he wasnt set up for the Premier League. Per started one game, away to Villa on Boxing Day, and we lost 4-0. He was up against big John Carew, who just annihilated him.
‘I reckon if Per came back now hed be a lot better. It can take people a while to adapt to the physicality of the Premier League and he simply wasnt ready.
22 Posted 18/04/2019 at 13:11:00
For every Calvert-Lewin there are 20 Guillaume Plessis's.
23 Posted 18/04/2019 at 13:44:10
Seriously I think we fans should not expect to hear about this kid again until maybe a couple of years pass and he potentially makes waves at U23. But for the kid himself, welcome to the club, hope it works out for him, he enjoys himself and learns a lot.
24 Posted 18/04/2019 at 13:50:22
Suffice it to say that Phil's scenario at #4 would represent spectacular success for the young man.
25 Posted 18/04/2019 at 14:09:31
26 Posted 18/04/2019 at 14:34:32
However, if he wants some taste of Danish quality Brands should keep an eye on Robert Skov from FC Copenhagen.
A comparison to legendary Eder is not a joke!
27 Posted 18/04/2019 at 16:15:37
28 Posted 18/04/2019 at 16:23:56
For every Calvert-Lewin there are 20 Guillame Plessis. Yeah, sure, like Calvert-Lewin is the envy of every club below us in the Premier League Workrate isn't in doubt but he'll never be a top player because – put simply – his goal return is ordinary. Very ordinary.
29 Posted 18/04/2019 at 18:08:35
30 Posted 18/04/2019 at 21:45:59
It is simply not realistic to expect every prospect to make it to the top level. If they help to give us successful and competitive U18s and U23s then they should be judged as qualified successes rather than abject failures and pilloried on TW.
31 Posted 19/04/2019 at 00:21:11
An Evertonian friend of mine works with a relative of Ademola Lookman. He says all Ademola wants is to play, and that his lack of playing any proper football ( it seems they wont even give him or other first team squad players a game in the under 23s) is what is frustrating the life out of him.
When you look at how little football he and others have played this season, its easy to see why they are looking at the overtures of clubs like Leipzig who are offering not just money, but game time.
It would be interesting to see how many minutes Lookman has spent on the pitch this season. I bet it cant be much more than 15 hours, which is sod all in 12 months.
Faced with just training, wouldnt you feel like your career was stalling, regardless of whether you were earning millions?
Its a problem the Club and English football needs to address quickly or else our best youngsters will be going abroad rapids!
32 Posted 19/04/2019 at 00:29:41
Marco was under pressure most of the season so played his more experianced players...
Maybe Lookman will play more games next season but I have a feeling he will be sold...
33 Posted 19/04/2019 at 02:33:50
He also has three Cup appearances, two of them starts. So figure around 13 hours total.
34 Posted 19/04/2019 at 04:47:05
35 Posted 19/04/2019 at 12:16:16
You do wonder if these youngsters get proper honest advice about progressing their careers or do their advisors just see the pound signs? Sign for small clubs were you will get games and gain experience. If you are any good bigger clubs will spot you and then you can make progress.
I wish him the best of luck. Maybe he'll be the one in a million who makes it but if past history is anything to go by I doubt we'll hear from him again.
36 Posted 19/04/2019 at 12:43:36
37 Posted 19/04/2019 at 12:45:11
The fact that he has been recommended by Marcel Brands, does give me some genuine hope, as he has up to now done okay with his tasks of importing/exporting players.
38 Posted 19/04/2019 at 14:18:22
It can be a tough choice, remain a big fish in a small pond or try your luck at making it with a big club which is obviously harder but is likely to give you a better development. At least, whatever happens hell never be wondering “ What if Id taken my chance ”
Good luck to him.
39 Posted 19/04/2019 at 15:16:43
Pity it's not producing better players.
40 Posted 19/04/2019 at 19:15:58
Lets hope and hope the lad does well, but as always patience with all matters EFC, is needed.
Time will tell.
41 Posted 20/04/2019 at 17:31:36
Calvert Lewin lacks quality to be a top player imo but has earned his place and is improving can the same be said of the other 3 mentioned?
If we have youngsters good enough there will be little need for them to be going out on loan.
42 Posted 20/04/2019 at 17:40:11
43 Posted 21/04/2019 at 13:02:58
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