Everton have added Nathangelo Markelo, an exciting Netherlands U18 international, to the U23s setup from Dutch club, FC Volendam 019.
The Blues' scouts have apparently been monitoring the right-sided defender's progress extensively along with scouts from other clubs in Europe and the club stole a march on their competition for him by securing his signature today.
Prior to confirmation on evertonfc.com, a statement on Voldendam's website today said:
"FC Volendam and Everton FC have reached agreement on the acquisition of Nathangelo Markelo. The Premier League club has had Nathangelo watched in the Dutch national team and at some home games of FC Volendam 019 and became so convinced of his qualities. The right central defender / right-back would be available next summer when Under-19 players are left to the first team, but Everton had other plans."
Markelo can play at centre-half, as a full-back or wing-back, has signed s three-year-contract and he will join up with David Unsworth's Premier League 2 title-winning squad.
“It feels great to be an Everton player. It's a nice opportunity for me and I love it here already," Markelo told Everton's official site.
“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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1 Posted 19/06/2017 at 14:59:42
2 Posted 19/06/2017 at 15:11:11
3 Posted 19/06/2017 at 15:20:35
4 Posted 19/06/2017 at 15:26:21
5 Posted 19/06/2017 at 15:42:30
Apparently we are now free to discuss personal terms.
6 Posted 19/06/2017 at 15:45:40
7 Posted 19/06/2017 at 16:19:07
8 Posted 19/06/2017 at 16:20:30
"Youth Player Nathangelo Markelo to Everton FC
Jun 19, 2017
FC Volendam and Everton FC have reached agreement on the acquisition of Nathangelo Markelo.
The Premier League club has Nathangelo followed by the Dutch national team and at some home games of FC Volendam 019 and became so convinced of his qualities. The right central defender / right-back would be next summer when 019 players are left to the first team, but Everton had other plans.
This is already the second this season FC Volendam youth player who leaves for a big European club.
After Vicente Besuijen (AS Roma) Nathangelo is now also such a nice transfer. FC Volendam is disappointed that these players are not saved, but above all proud of that training so highly regarded.
We wish Nathangelo much success in England!"
10 Posted 19/06/2017 at 16:54:29
Everton have completed the signing of Netherlands Under-18 international Nathangelo Markelo from Dutch second division side FC Volendam.
The 18-year-old, who can play at centre-back, right-back or as a right wing-back, has penned a three-year deal with the Blues to the summer of 2020.
11 Posted 19/06/2017 at 17:05:34
12 Posted 19/06/2017 at 17:09:57
13 Posted 19/06/2017 at 17:14:43
Could this mean Kenny moving up from the U23s...?
14 Posted 19/06/2017 at 17:16:31
15 Posted 19/06/2017 at 17:20:58
16 Posted 19/06/2017 at 17:33:10
Unsworth signing a replacement right-back for the U23s.
18 Posted 19/06/2017 at 17:51:45
19 Posted 19/06/2017 at 18:07:16
Pre-season, Early Transfer Shock Syndrome?
If so, I think I will not only be the only TW'er suffering, no, enjoying, this phenomina!
What's going on?
I believe Bill's in Hospital, with writers cramp and trauma.
Long may it continue.
20 Posted 19/06/2017 at 18:17:39
21 Posted 19/06/2017 at 18:25:24
22 Posted 19/06/2017 at 18:29:06
23 Posted 19/06/2017 at 18:29:23
24 Posted 19/06/2017 at 18:32:40
25 Posted 19/06/2017 at 18:36:58
26 Posted 19/06/2017 at 18:40:51
27 Posted 19/06/2017 at 18:43:08
28 Posted 19/06/2017 at 18:57:31
29 Posted 19/06/2017 at 20:19:33
31 Posted 19/06/2017 at 20:55:39
32 Posted 19/06/2017 at 21:09:25
33 Posted 19/06/2017 at 21:22:49
Come on, Sandro get your papers signed, then we can move onto Siggy and another striker! ;-)
34 Posted 19/06/2017 at 21:25:17
It may work out; generally they don't and the players brought in between 16-18 years of age disappear as they fail to develop potential into consistent star quality.
Looks decent on the clips and wish him all the best in the U18s or U23s next season.
35 Posted 19/06/2017 at 22:38:53
36 Posted 19/06/2017 at 23:37:43
We seem to have a tremendous amount of potential in the junior ranks, if only 2/3 make it, then it's been worth it.
37 Posted 19/06/2017 at 00:03:34
Far too many kids come through the ranks carrying the same technical faults they started out with.
38 Posted 20/06/2017 at 01:48:05
39 Posted 20/06/2017 at 03:01:24
Anyway, welcome to Everton, young man you made the right choice.
40 Posted 20/06/2017 at 07:39:54
41 Posted 20/06/2017 at 08:21:35
Never saw him play, never heard of him before... but that makes sense as he comes from the youth setup of a second-tier club. He was selected for the Dutch U18 squad so it's not totally out of the blue.
Most probably will never become a regular in the first team... but then again, you never know. Worth the shot et cetera...
42 Posted 20/06/2017 at 09:20:52
43 Posted 20/06/2017 at 16:29:39
44 Posted 20/06/2017 at 20:12:29
45 Posted 20/06/2017 at 23:13:09
46 Posted 20/06/2017 at 23:28:34
Doesn't matter how two-footed you are if you make the wrong decisions.
47 Posted 21/06/2017 at 08:34:02
The only totally one-footed super star that I have personally seen was Ferenc Puskas in his Magical Magyar and Real Madrid roles. It was said that he might only have a left foot but, with a left foot like that, he doesn't need a right one.
48 Posted 21/06/2017 at 09:05:13
David Beckham, a very good player, couldn't use his left leg or head a ball but he got by.
49 Posted 21/06/2017 at 09:10:24
50 Posted 21/06/2017 at 12:54:12
With 10 minutes to go we were ahead 2-0 when Stanley finally broke Donavon's shackles and delivered one of his inch perfect crosses for Mortenson to make it it 2-1. This was followed in quick succession by two more crosses from the maestro that led to a Blackpool victory 2-3.
In a debate about the relative merits of Matthews and Tom Finney I plumped for Finney. Tom could do a very good job in any forward position while Stanley was a right winger only.
51 Posted 21/06/2017 at 13:07:01
52 Posted 21/06/2017 at 13:23:00
53 Posted 21/06/2017 at 13:36:50
54 Posted 21/06/2017 at 14:02:39
My uncle, who died age 85 a few years ago, told me a story about when he was waiting outside Goodison for autographs after a Stoke match, about 1937 he reckoned. Matthews came out and told him to fuck off. Dixie came out shortly afterwards and saw he was a bit upset and asked him why. When he found out, he took his book, went back into the dressing room and got autographs from the Everton team for him.
55 Posted 21/06/2017 at 14:02:56
Thus are we chosen.
56 Posted 21/06/2017 at 14:41:13
57 Posted 21/06/2017 at 21:23:12
Andrew (51), yes saw that game, it didn't stop an Everton player from putting Stan on the floor with a fair tackle, it might have been Tony Kay, I think this game was played the day after John F Kennedy was assassinated.
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