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"There was interest definitely [from MUFC] , but I thought Everton was the right place for me to come, develop and take myself to that next level. I didn’t want to go anywhere and not play and I’ve got to fight for my place here. There’s a lot of good centre-halves, but I feel like I’ve got a good chance if I stay fit and perform well.

"There was definite interest, but I think Everton is the perfect club."