Done deal: Ex-Everton wonderkid signs after terms settled
By Tom Blackburn
Former Everton wonderkid George Green has moved to Kilmarnock on loan from Burnley, it has been announced.
Green made the headlines five years ago as a 15-year-old, when he signed for Everton from Bradford for a fee that could have risen to £2million.
Kilmarnock announced the deal via their official Twitter account and club website, with the attacking midfielder joining on a six-month deal.
— Kilmarnock FC (@OfficialKillie) August 12, 2016
The former England Under-16, Under-17 and Under-18 international failed to live up to his potential at Everton, and moved to Oldham in 2015.
He then decided to quit Oldham to play non-league football with West Yorkshire side Osset Albion, before Premier League new boys Burnley signed him in January.
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The 20-year-old is yet to play for the Burnley senior side but will hope a good loan spell with Kilmarnock will kickstart his flagging career.
Green left Everton while they were managed by Roberto Martinez, and he has since been replaced by Ronald Koeman.
The club have had a busy week in the transfer market, first selling John Stones for a club-record £47.5million before replacing him with Swansea captain Ashley Williams.
They are looking to further bolster their defensive options with the signing of Lamine Kone who is unhappy at Sunderland, and on Thursday night handed in a transfer request.
The Paris-born player pnly joined the Black Cats from Lorient in January and his 15 appearances last season helped the club survive relegation, including his brace against Everton which confirmed their safety.
In other Everton transfer news, they receive an emphatic response to a £8.5million bid and it places West Ham and Arsenal on alert.