The 18-year-old has been grabbing attention within the club with an astonishing scoring record for the Under-18s that saw him score 46 goals this past season.
Simms made the step up to the Under-23s as well and he will be working with David Unsworth and his side full-time from next season.
“It means a lot to me to sign this contract,” Simms told the official site. “It's what I've been aiming to do since I was a kid — sign my first professional deal — so I'm really happy.
“My target now is to just keep going, keep scoring goals and keep working on the areas of my game that I need to work on, and keep progressing.
“Hopefully I can continue to do that at the next step, which is the Under-23s. It's going to be quite hard to top the season they've just had but hopefully I can play my part and ensure there's more good things to come.
“Seeing the pathway from the Academy through to the first team shows that this Club can progress players.
“You know if you keep doing the right things you will get a chance, then it's down to you to take it.”
Simms has been at the Finch Farm academy since he was 16 after being brought in from Manchester City. His impressive scoring record had led to interest from Germany recently but Everton have secured his signature.
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1 Posted 25/05/2019 at 16:04:36
Best hair since Lukaku. That afro is top shelf.
2 Posted 25/05/2019 at 16:10:26
I presume this is from a filler piece at the Official Website that now includes quotes from the lad.
3 Posted 25/05/2019 at 16:18:54
I have a good feeling about this lad, if he keeps his nose clean, and applies himself to the job in hand, we could well see him emerging into the first team.
4 Posted 25/05/2019 at 18:41:40
I hope he's still scoring and playing well at U23 level but it's a big leap when the age and maturity levels out.
Good look to him and all the rest.
5 Posted 25/05/2019 at 20:07:04
6 Posted 26/05/2019 at 11:58:26
Einar Iversen looks likely to make himself a good career.
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