Five facts on new Everton signing Brendan Galloway

The young defender has been signed up by the Merseyside club to become Everton's fourth arrival of the summer

Everton ramped up their transfer activity ever so slightly this weekend with the signing of MK Dons defender/midfielder Brendan Galloway on a five-year contract.

Following hot on the heels of the Toffees star signing, not to mention record transfer Romelu Lukaku and Bosnian star Muhamed Besic, comes another promising young talent, this time from League One.

And with former loan star Gareth Barry confirming a permanent move to Goodison Park earlier on in the summer, it looks like Everton boss Roberto Martinez is slowly getting all of his business done.

Galloway was certainly optimistic about his move, telling the Everton website: "It means an awful lot to me coming to such a great club.

"I'm now looking forward to learning off some of the more senior players - the likes of Sylvain Distin and Phil Jagielka.

"Long-term, I also want to get in the Everton team and play week in and week out in the Premier League and play in a team that's doing well, which I know we will do."

Below we list five facts about the former MK Dons player:

1. Brendan Galloway was born on March 17th 1996, making him not even born when Everton last won a trophy, the FA Cup in 1995.

2. He was born in Zimbabwe, and raised in the country's capital city of Harare until he and his family moved to Britain. Despite his eligibility for the African country, Galloway has featured at several youth levels for England, winning 3 caps at Under-19 level.

3. Such is his promise, the youngster made his MK Dons debut before his 16th birthday, just over 15 years and 6 months old, in a 6-0 win over Nantwich Town in the FA Cup first round in 2011.

4. He saw limited action in his first two seasons in Milton Keynes, but last year was somewhat of a breakthrough campaign, with the centre back making 13 appearances in all competitions and scoring one goal - against Halifax Town again in the FA Cup in November. He was sent off in April this year against Rotherham United for two yellow cards.

5. The fee for the player is to be decided by a tribunal, with a £400,000 fee plus add ons yet to be accepted by his previous club. Galloway has signed a five-year deal at Everton, and will hope to fulfil comparisons to Rio Ferdinand during his time there.

Will Galloway be another young star to emerge at Everton?

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