Hewelt signs two-year contract extension

Wednesday 24 May 2017  9 Comments  [Jump to last]

Mateusz Hewelt is the latest player to have extended his stay at Everton by agreeing a new deal until 2019.

The Polish-born goalkeeper has become the first-choice goalkeeper for David Unsworth's title-winning Under-23s team and is the third-choice option at first-team level at the moment behind Joel Robles and Maarten Stekelenburg.

He spoke to evertontv.com after his two-year contract extension was made official, saying:

"I am delighted. It gives me another two years to achieve as much as I can. Hopefully, I can get out on loan at some point and keep working to getting closer to the first team.

“It's an exciting time to be at the Everton, with the investment that has come in and Ronald Koeman being here and us having a good first season. We all want to build on that now.

“It has been a great season for me. I played all but one game for the Under-23s, I've been training with the first team and I've been on the bench for the first team on a few occasions as well. “It's great to be around the senior goalkeepers, it's the real thing. I've learned from them and it's taken me up another level.

 

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Nigel Munford
1 Posted 24/05/2017 at 19:15:58
Had a good season with the U23s.
Gareth Clark
2 Posted 24/05/2017 at 19:29:53
Very good season for the 23's!

Very good shot stopper - all the best to the lad.

David Ellis
3 Posted 25/05/2017 at 02:43:12
Hopefully he can move up to challenge Stekelenburg to be our No 2 over the course of next season as Robles departs (as he surely will given his ambition) and a new No 1 joins over the summer.

Any chance that this lad can become our new No 1 in the next 3-4 years? (I've never seen him play...)

Dave Abrahams
4 Posted 25/05/2017 at 15:38:00
David (#3) – young goalkeepers don't tend to get a chance to come through the ranks at most Premier League clubs, the last two at Everton if my memory is right were Andy Rankin and Geoff Barnett in the sixties and they had to move to Watford and Arsenal to make it in the game.

Russell Griffiths has just been released and he looked a very good keeper three years ago, hopefully some club will, pick him up and give him a chance.

A few years ago we had two very promising goalies in John Ruddy and Ian Turner, Moyes dithering as usual told Chris Woods to keep the best one. Woods chose Turner who finished up with a Scottish club while Ruddy had a good run at Norwich City but has been let go this summer and is available on a free: if Kenwright hears about this, we are likely to get him back in the next couple of months.

Michael Kenrick
5 Posted 25/05/2017 at 17:48:01
Hey Dave,

"Russell Griffiths has just been released"

Do you remember where you saw that? Google don't give me nothing. However, one story says Motherwell (where he's been on loan) are talking to him about a permanent contract, adding that he will be a free agent in the summer (so yea, same thing as 'released').

Please post any other info you see on our development players being released.

Thanks!!!

Dan Egerton
6 Posted 30/05/2017 at 10:13:32
Griffith's Everton contract runs out in a couple of days. He was with Cheltenham Town (League 2) for the first six months of the season just ended. He played 24 games there.

He then went to Motherwell (Scottish Premier League) played 4 games, conceded 4 goals, but sat on the bench for the next few months.

Dan Egerton
7 Posted 30/05/2017 at 10:14:24
His contract ends 30th of June, my bad.
Dan Egerton
8 Posted 11/06/2017 at 11:30:27
Arsenal released Petr Cech. Worth it on a free?
John Smith
9 Posted 11/06/2017 at 11:54:51
My bad – he has still 2 years left on his contract.

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