West Ham United have completed the signing of young Everton starlet Nathan Holland, report BBC Sport.

The 18-year-old signed a professional contract with the Toffees back in January 2016 but has moved to the London Stadium on a three-and-a-half year deal.

Holland failed to make an appearance for Everton after joining as a nine-year-old, but will now hope to push on with his new club under Croatian boss Slaven Bilic.

Having represented England from under-16 through to under-19 level, West Ham clearly believe that the Manchester-born youngster has the required potential to force his way into their senior side.

The Hammers have a reputation for the development of young English talent and over recent years have produced a number of players who have gone on to become regulars for the national team, including the likes of Frank Lampard, Rio Ferdinand and Joe Cole.

A tricky and direct winger, Holland will hope to one day add his name to that illustrious list but for now his focus is purely on becoming a regular for the Irons’ under-23 outfit.

He goes straight into the squad for the Premier League Cup fixture against Leicester City under-23s on Monday evening.


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