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16-year-old talent Imam Jagne close to Everton switch, sporting director confirms

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16-year-old talent Imam Jagne close to Everton switch, sporting director confirms

It appears Everton are set to make an exciting addition to their under-23 side with the arrival of a talented Swedish midfielder. 

That is according to reports in the Scandinavian country, suggesting that Imam Jagne is set to join the Toffees from BK Hacken. 

As first reported by Ungdoms Fotboll, Everton have agreed a three-year deal with the 16-year-old midfield talent to join the club. He is likely to go into the Everton under-23 set-up, according to the report, although it would appear more likely he will first link up with Paul Tait’s under-18s. 

Since that report, major Swedish outlets have reached out to his current club and it does appear that the deal is going through, even if it is not yet completed. 

 

“There is a certain truth in it, but there is nothing that is clear,” BK Hacken’s sporting director Sonny Karlsson told Goteborgs-Posten. “Yes (it should go through), I think so. We have had a good discussion with both him and Everton, but it is not clear yet.”

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Of course, Jagne is one for the future, but Everton fans can definitely get excited about his arrival. 

The teenager has been called into the Sweden under-17 set-up and recently began training with the Hacken first-team ahead of a potential first-team debut. As Goteborgs-Posten have reported, Jagne’s talents had also been noticed by Manchester United but Everton have seemingly won the race for his services. 

Everton signed another unknown youngster for the under-23s this summer in the form of Niels Nkounkou, and the Frenchman has immediately played his way into the first-team. 

Whilst a similar impact might be hard to follow for a player three years Nkounkou’s junior, Everton fans will be hoping this is the start of a successful career at Goodison Park.

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