Everton sign Australian prodigy

Reports have emerged that Everton have wrapped up the signature of Australian starlet Jake Adelson.

The 16 year-old was understood to be attracting interest from numerous sides across Europe but ultimately decided to join the Toffees.

Adelson has signed a three-year contract at Goodison Park that will keep him at the Merseyside outfit until 2015.

The prospect impressed David Moyes’s scouting team while playing for Blacktown City after graduating for the New South Wales youth system.

The midfielder was on a short trial with Everton and impressed enough at training for the club to offer him a long-term deal in the Premier League.

Adelson joins Francisco Junior as the second signing of the last week for the Premier League outfit after the club sealed the signing of the Portuguese Under-21 international last week.

Junior signed a four-and-a-half year deal with Everton and will be expected to factor into first team fixtures more than teenager Adelson.

Adelson will now have time to study under the tutelage of Aussie legend Tim Cahill, provided the attacker doesn’t complete a transfer of his own, away from the club.

Cahill has been linked with a move to Premier League rivals Stoke City in recent months but Adelson will be hopeful for his mentor to remain a Toffe however, as he looks to find his place at his new club.

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