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Everton's academy director Alan Irvine is looking forward to working with highly-rated teenager George Green after the club agreed a deal with Bradford for the youngster join the Toffees' youth set-up next summer.

The 15-year-old attacking midfielder had been linked with the likes of Tottenham and Bayern Munich but Everton got there first with a reported initial bid of £280,000 in a deal potentially worth £2million to the Bantams.

"George is a young player who was attracting interest from a number of clubs," Irvine told

"He has got good potential but at the moment that's all it is. He has got a lot of work to do and he knows that.

"We're happy to have him and we're looking forward to working with him here at the academy."

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