BENARTY football star Lucy Graham says she is "really chuffed" after putting pen to paper on a deal to join Everton last week.

The 22-year-old midfielder, who was latterly with Bristol City, signed a two-year deal with the Toffees last Thursday to team-up with her former Hibernian manager Willie Kirk, who moved to Merseyside in December after leaving his post as assistant with Manchester United.

Scotland international Lucy, who made her first start for the senior side in a 2-1 loss to Iceland in January, which was her third cap, joins the Blues after hitting 12 goals during her solitary season in the West Country.

After beginning her career as a youth player with Dunfermline, Lucy moved to Forfar Farmington in 2012 and, after helping them reach the Scottish Cup final and finish runners-up in the top flight – which earned her a nomination for the Scottish Women's Football Players' Player of the Year award in her maiden senior season – was lured to the Hibees a year later.

A move to Swedish outfit Mallbackens followed in the summer of 2015 but, six months later, she returned to the capital club and went on to win both the Scottish Cup, and Scottish Women's Premier League Cup, in 2016 and 2017.

She went on to play Champions League football with Hibs – scoring four goals in their three matches during the 2017-18 campaign – before earning a move to the FA Women's Super League with City.

Lucy netted twice on her debut – against Leicester City in the FA WSL Cup – and the winner on her league debut against Brighton and Hove Albion as she went on to finish as their top goalscorer before clinching a move to Everton.

She said of her move: "I'm really chuffed with the move to Everton, and hopefully there are big things to come.

"I'm excited to get started."

Kirk, who also signed Lucy for Bristol City, said that he "can't wait" to work with her again, adding: "Having helped her develop at Hibs Ladies, and then watching her flourish down south with Bristol City, she became one of our top targets of the summer."