David Moyes confirmed Everton have made an offer for Darlington defender Dan Burn after being spotted while scouting the youngster.
Moyes watched the 18-year-old in action during a Blue Square Premier game against Newport County on Tuesday and his presence did not go unnoticed. Now he says he hopes to sign the defender.
"I didn't even put tickets on the door," he said. "I was going to pay and stand on the terracing, but I got seen so that was that. I did it because I thought it was the right thing to do.
"We have made an offer for him and he would come into the same category as Greek striker Apostolos Vellios. So before people say we are making a big signing, it is a young player who might have a chance of improvement.
"It is very difficult now to spot someone in the lower leagues. There are very few who get overlooked, but then you would say, 'Look at Seamus Coleman'. We got recommended him and took him for £60,000, which we thought was worth doing."