Dzmitry Verkhovtsov to learn Everton fate after trial

16 December 2010 01:02
Belarus defender Dzmitry Verkhovtsovis expects to learn on Friday whether he has done enough to earn a move to Everton after a week-long trial.

The 6ft 3in centre half trained under David Moyes' supervision and played 90 minutes of a reserves match, but is due to return to his club Nafthan Novopolotsk.

No hurry: Verkhovtsov will make a decision on his future at the end of the season

Verkhovtsov had a similar trial at Celtic last year but failed to clinch a £500,000 transfer, instead moving to Latvian side Ventspils in January only to see the deal cancelled in a contractual dispute.

The 24-year-old has become a regular at the heart of Belarus's defence since making his international debut in 2008 and is highly regarded in eastern Europe.

Verkhovtsov impressed against England at Wembley last year despite being on the wrong end of a 3-0 defeat and would have no problem getting a work permit.

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Source: Daily_Mail