Everton have confirmed that defender Joe Anderson has left the club.
The 21-year-old has completed a January transfer deadline day move to Sunderland for an undisclosed fee.
Anderson is capable of playing left-back and centre-back and made 17 appearances for the under-21s this season.
An Everton statement said: “Everton Under-21s defender Joe Anderson has completed a permanent transfer to Sunderland for an undisclosed fee.
“The 21-year-old moves to the Championship club after joining Everton Academy at the age of 15.
“Versatile at left-back and in central defence, Anderson was a regular for the Blues’ Under-21s for the past three seasons.
“Everyone at Everton wishes Joe the best for the future.”