Barrow sign ex-Everton youngster Kouyate

Katia Kouyate during an Everton training session at Finch FarmImage source, Getty Images
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Katia Kouyate has become Stephen Clemence's first signing as Barrow head coach

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Barrow have signed Everton academy product Katia Kouyate on a free transfer.

The 20-year-old has joined the Cumbrian side on a three-year contract after the expiry of his deal with the Premier League club.

The Manchester-born striker had been with Everton since he was eight years old but only figured in the first team during pre-season tour games, although he has featured for their under-21 side in the EFL Trophy.

Kouyate told the Barrow website, external: "I play anywhere across the front three but predominantly on the left or down the middle.

"I'm a quick and direct player who likes to take people on one versus one, I like to make things happen and I like to get myself on the scoreboard."