Everton have confirmed on their official website that Wolfsburg forward Anton Donkor has agreed a loan deal to join the Premier League side for the rest of the season.
The 19-year-old is adjudged as a rising star of German football and has represented the illustrious European nation at age-grade level over the years.
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Donkor’s chances of first-team football in the Bundesliga have been slim and as such the versatile attacker has been linked with a move to Aston Villa of late.
However, the teenager has spoken out over his delight in joining the Merseyside outfit and is looking forward to getting started at Everton.
“I’m very happy and grateful to be here,” he told the Toffees official website.
“I know this is a great club and I like the way they play. I’m looking forward to challenging myself in English football.
“USM Finch Farm is an impressive place. The facilities are great and I’m looking forward to getting started here.
“I think I can learn from the good young players that are already here and hopefully we can be successful together.”
The indication is that Donkor will play a part in David Unsworth’s Everton under-23’s side and will initially not be in the reckoning to feature in the Goodison Park first team.
Villa have added a number of new faces to their ranks this month so far but may well be frustrated that the German starlet will now feature for a Premier League reserve side rather than being in contention to play in Steve Bruce’s starting XI.