Dominic Calvert-Lewin says he couldn't turn down the opportunity to play for Everton when the Premier League club approached Sheffield United for his services.
The talented 19-year-old was signed by the Toffees for £1.5 million in January and feels he is settling in well on Merseyside.
An England U21 international, Calvert-Lewin has spent time on loan at Stalybridge Celtic and Northampton Town in the lower reaches of English football, and is excited by the new challenge of playing for such a "great" club.
He told the Star: "It’s an opportunity I couldn’t turn down. Everton is a great football club as is Sheffield United.
"Maybe I wasn’t that much in favour at United and getting the game time. Maybe sometimes you need a new opportunity. I was at Sheffield United a long time and often a change of scenery can do you good."
"I’ve settled in well (at Everton), I’m really enjoying it and working with different people," added the youngster.
"It’s a slightly different style of football and everything is geared towards making me a better player. The same as it was at Bramall Lane."