Garcia pens first Everton deal

Tuesday, 22 October, 2019 4comments  |  Jump to last
U18s forward Rafael Garcia has signed professional forms with Everton, the club have announced.

The England U-16 international, an acquisition from Fulham's youth setup, recently turned 17 and has agreed a deal that ties him to the Blues until the summer of 2022.

Garcia is currently undergoing rehabilitation on an Anterior Cruciate Ligament injury in his knee and doesn't expect to see action again until next season.

“Signing a first pro contract is a huge thing and hopefully it will be the start of something big,” he told

“I've had so much help since I've joined Everton, from my teammates, my coaches and the staff.

“The people at Everton are very nice and very kind. The transition has been easy. It is a great club to be at, with a brilliant history.

“Getting the injury was a blow but the aim is to get back for pre-season next year and be stronger and fitter that I was. I'm in the gym every day and working hard.”


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Steve Ferns
1 Posted 22/10/2019 at 20:03:46
Good luck to the lad.
Brent Stephens
2 Posted 22/10/2019 at 21:02:46
Best wishes, Rafael. Not just for the contract but for the ACL recovery. Everton obviously confident he'll be fine by the start of next season.
Mark Guglielmo
3 Posted 24/10/2019 at 13:09:07
Ugh, I've torn an ACL and can confirm it's a long, arduous journey back to being fit. And all I do is have to pivot from the couch to the bathroom!

I am admittedly ignorant about the lad. Just how much raw talent are we talking here?

Rob Marsh
4 Posted 24/10/2019 at 14:32:53
Good luck to him and I don't mind taking chances on kids like this with injuries, they're costing us nothing compared to some of the Uber expensive crocks we've bought.

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