Everton win race to sign wonderkid Green from Bradford in £2m deal

By Sportsmail Reporter

In the market: Everton boss David Moyes

In the market: Everton boss David Moyes

Everton have agreed a £2million deal to sign 15-year-old Bradford midfielder George Green, who has been hailed as the next Gazza.

David Moyes spent virtually nothing on transfer fees this summer but beaten a host of Barclays Premier league clubs to land Green.

Tottenham were thought to be leading the race for Green, and Bayern Munich were also in the running.

Green will cost Everton £350,000 up front, and add-ons could bring the overall cost of the transfer up to the £2m mark.

Bradford City's head of football development Archie Christie said: 'This is one of the highest deals ever for a 15-year-old from a League Two club.

'But George is the best I've seen in his position at his age. He could become another Wayne Rooney or Paul Gascoigne.'

Everton's academy director Alan Irvine is looking forward to working with the teenager. 

'George is a young player who was attracting interest from a number of clubs,' Irvine said. '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.'

Meanwhile, Bradford want Charlton striker Paul Benson, 31, on loan.

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