Everton make deadline move for teenage 'keeper

Jan Kruger

Everton have made an early - but low key - move on transfer deadline day, working on a deal to sign Czech goalkeeper Jindrich Stanek.

The 17-year-old is yet to make a senior appearance for his club Sparta Prague but is rated high enough by the Everton scouts for them to urge Roberto Martinez to do a deal.

Tony Barrett of The Times confirmed early on Friday that Stanek was Goodison bound, with the Liverpool Echo later confirming that the 6ft 4in stopper was a Finch Farm finalising the deal.

Should the move go through then Stanek would go straight into the club's academy, meaning we are unlikely to see him in the Premier League anytime soon.

On a day where millions of pounds changes hands the transfer may seem underwhelming, but don't forget the likes of John Stones and Seamus Coleman also made understated arrivals to Goodison Park.

Yes, we do need first-team recruits but it is encouraging to see that Martinez and the scouting staff are also looking and planning for the future.

Will that be the only arrival at Everton this deadline day? Stick with RBM to find out!

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