Everton U23s goalkeeper Joao Virginia has signed a new four-year contract through to June 2024.

The 20-year-old’s current deal was due to expire next summer.

Speaking to the club’s website, the Portugal U21 international said:

“It is a bright future for me here at the club and I am so positive about it and so happy to sign this new deal.

“I feel at home here and have done since the day I joined.

“Everybody at the club made me welcome, the fans have been terrific with me, too, so I’m so pleased to sign again.”

Virginia joined the club from Arsenal in 2018 and was part of the U23 side that lifted the Premier League 2 title and the Premier League Cup.