Everton triallist ‘with lots of potential’ completes EFL transfer after Chelsea snub

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The striker played three times for Everton under-21s but has joined Peterborough United.

A striker who was on trial with Everton has opted to sign a deal with a Football League side.

The Toffees' under-21s opted to run the rule over Malik Mothersille this summer following his decision to turn down a new contract at Chelsea at the end of last season. The 19-year-old made three substitute appearances for Paul Tait's side against Liverpool, Middlesbrough and Brighton.

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But Mothersille has decided to instead pursue first-team football down the pyramid and has joined League One outfit Peterborough United. The teenager scored a double for Chelsea under-21s against the Posh in the EFL Trophy last season and has penned a long-term deal.

Peterborough co-owner and chairman Darragh MacAnthony wrote on Twitter: "We love a young striker joining our club who has lots of potential to develop with our first team. Delighted to announce transfer of Malik Mothersille on permanent transfer from @ChelseaFC on a long-term deal. Welcome to @theposh Malik."

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