Everton hand trials to Jose Baxter

⚽ Everton hand trials to Jose Baxter ⚽

Everton have handed trials to Jose Baxter.

The Sun says the 25-year-old has been given a second chance by his former club following his release from Sheffield United after testing positive for recreational drug use.

Baxter – who is the youngest person ever to represent Everton – was made the offer in January and has been working with the club on community projects.

The Toffees have handed Baxter, once touted as the next Wayne Rooney, a second chance with David Unsworth’s Under-23 side.

If he impresses, then a deal with the first-team could be on the table.