thumbnail Hello,

The Toffees have announced that they are close to securing the transfer of Cody Arnoux...

Everton are on the verge of signing American striker Cody Arnoux, subject to confirmation from the FA, according to the club's official website.

The 21-year-old forward had been playing for Carolina Dynamo, who compete in the Premier Development League in the USA.

Arnoux notched up 13 goals in 16 games for Dynamo and previously starred for college team Wake Forest.

David Moyes' Everton had previously had the relatively unknown Arnoux on trial, and they were obviously impressed by what they saw.

The American has agreed a one-year deal at Goodison Park and he will join up with the reserve squad, led by Andy Holden and Alan Stubbs, in preparation for the new season.

Stephen Darwin,