Chris Long rewarded with Everton contract

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Everton teenager Chris Long signs his first professional deal with the Premier League club.

Everton youngster Chris Long has been rewarded with his first professional deal at the Premier League club.

The 18-year-old striker has penned a two-year contract at Goodison Park.

"I've had to sacrifice a lot of things but it has been worth it to get the chance to play for Everton Football Club," Long told the Toffees' official website.

"I've got a lot of people to thank get for getting this far. The whole of the Everton academy have been so good to me. Hopefully I can make them proud."

Long has represented England at Under-16, Under-17 and Under-18 levels.

Conor Coady
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