David Unsworth has told Thierry Small he can become a Premier League footballer with Everton.

Small, 16, was drafted into first-team training this month following the injury to Lucas Digne despite only making his full under-23 debut in the 1-1 draw at Blackburn Rovers at the end of November.

That came in the same week the left-back was linked with Arsenal, Bayern Munich and Juventus but Unsworth is confident he will remain with Everton for the long-term.