Jarrad Branthwaite says he has gone into another world after swapping Carlisle United for Premier League outfit Everton.

The 17-year-old has been speaking about his move to Goodison Park, which was confirmed last night.

Cumbrian defender Branthwaite, speaking on Everton's website, said: “I’m still a bit shocked at how I’ve got here, [so soon after] I’ve been playing for Carlisle.

"It’s a big jump up but I’m buzzing to be here and can’t wait to get started.

“It’s mad, compared to where I was. No disrespect to Carlisle but it’s two different worlds, Premier League and League Two, the facilities are unbelievable, everything about the place."

Branthwaite also said the experience of Everton's Under-23s' coach David Unsworth will help him develop, while the club's record of nurturing young players like Tom Davies and Dominic Calvert-Lewin had been another attraction.

On his time at Carlisle, which saw Branthwaite make 14 first-team appearances, he said: “It was good, different to under-18 games, more rough and tough and with a lot more experienced players on the pitch.

"It’s been good to get first-team games under my belt to say I can actually cope with that environment.

“I just hope to settle in, relax, get to know all the boys, put in some good performances for the 23s and see where that gets me."

Branthwaite added that it is his "dream" to break into Everton's first team and play in front of big crowds.

The Blues will recoup what they described as a "significant" fee from Everton for Branthwaite but have yet to comment on how those funds will be spent.

The fee is undisclosed, with amounts between £750,000 and £1m having been widely reported. The deal includes a number of clauses which could benefit United down the line.

Branthwaite was unveiled by the Premier League club last night having attended their Under-23 game against Arsenal that evening.

Carlisle, meanwhile, are hoping to add to their squad again soon with head coach Beech chasing a new frontman.

The Blues have held talks with a player, with Beech having said the situation was currently "at the solicitors and due a rubber-stamp". He also said the player would be undergoing a medical.

Any new signing would not be able to play in tomorrow's FA Cup Third Round replay against Cardiff.

Saturday's league trip to Oldham pay prove a more realistic aim when it comes to strengthening the Blues squad.

Beech has other targets in mind but also said he may have to be "patient" regarding other new faces.