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Everton sign teen Markelo

19 June 2017 National Sport

Last Updated: 19/06/17 5:17pm

Everton have signed Holland U18 international Nathangelo Markelo on a three-year deal.

Defender Markelo arrives at Goodison Park from Dutch second division side FC Volendam and he will join the club’s Premier League 2-winning side.

Markelo, who can play at centre-back or right-back, told Everton’s website: “It feels great to be an Everton player. It’s a nice opportunity for me and I love it here already.

“I heard something about two weeks ago after a tournament I played in and I was very happy. I decided immediately that I wanted to come to Everton.

“I’m looking forward to the season now. I have three years here and I hope to get plenty of playing time, develop as a player and then just keep making steps forward towards the first team.”

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