American midfielder Anton Peterlin has spoken of his excitement as he prepares to move to Everton.
The Toffees are expected to confirm the signing of the 22-year-old later on Monday after he impressed during a trial period last season.
Peterlin would become David Moyes' first summer acquisition and he is relishing the prospect of playing in the Premier League.
"I am not sure how often miracles happen, but I will not squander this opportunity," he said.
"The trial period I was there was great. To play alongside some great names like Phil Neville, Tim Cahill and Tim Howard was an experience.
"Their poise on the ball was terrific and they demand the highest level out of your play every time out."
Peterlin has been plying his trade with Ventura County Fusion, who play in the fourth tier of US football.
But he still managed to make a positive impact with his performances in training.
Manager David Moyes stated: "Anton really impressed myself and the coaching staff with his attitude and undoubted ability."