Everton winger quietly makes debut after January transfer window arrival

Everton signed former AC Milan winger Kingsford Boakye during the January window.
Everton's Finch Farm training ground. (Photo by Cameron Smith - WWFC/Wolves)Everton's Finch Farm training ground. (Photo by Cameron Smith - WWFC/Wolves)
Everton's Finch Farm training ground. (Photo by Cameron Smith - WWFC/Wolves)

Kingsford Boakye made his debut for Everton under-21s in their 2-1 loss to Aston Villa over the weekend.

Boakaye represented the Toffees' only arrival in the January transfer window as he linked up with the club's academy. The 19-year-old winger joined as a free agent, having previously been with AC Milan. He came through the ranks at Zilina Africa in his native Ghana before making the switch to the San Siro.

Boakaye signed a two-and-a-half year deal with Everton until the summer of 2026, with his work permit now approved.

Capable of playing on both flanks, the teenage lined up on the left-hands side for Paul Tait's side against Villa at Bodymoor Heath. He played the majority of the game before being substituted in stoppage-time. Halid Djankpata was on target for Everton in the Premier League 2 defeat.

The young Blues return to action when they welcome Nottingham Forest to Finch Farm on Monday 19 February.

Meanwhile, Everton under-18s suffered a narrow 1-0 reverse at the hands of Middlesbrough.