Everton snap up young Oldham 'keeper

, 20 June, 18comments  |  Jump to most recent
The Blues have confirmed the acquisition of 18-year-old goalkeeper Chris Renshaw from League One side Oldham Athletic.

The 18-year-old has apparently been attracting attention from a number of bigger clubs and a report from earlier this week suggested that "talks will place" between the Blues and the Latics.

The deal could involve a new arrangement between the two clubs whereby Oldham would have an option to loan players from the Blues' Academy and Under-21s side.

Renshaw signs a three-year deal and joins a Finch Farm Academy that recently released Polish stopper Jindrich Stanek after two and a half years with the club.


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Eric Myles
1 Posted 20/06/2016 at 15:24:57
Couldn't we loan them Lukaku?
Anthony Flack
2 Posted 20/06/2016 at 17:04:40
I reckon a Tuesday evening in Oldham would do Rom the world of good. It is a world away from the shiny lights of Paris.

Asides from joking I hope we keep him.

And finally good luck to the new lad.

Peter Gorman
4 Posted 20/06/2016 at 17:37:30
Great news, he could be the next Mason Springthorpe.
Olalekan Taofik
5 Posted 20/06/2016 at 17:38:53

It is good for Chris to have joined our Academy. Wishing the best of opportunity at EFC

Eric #1,I am sure you're joking with your suggestion, don't let Rom curse you. (Laughter)

Kevin Elliott
6 Posted 20/06/2016 at 17:43:08
He could also be the next Neville Southall. And you could be the next Phil Walling....
Welcome aboard Chris.
Minik Hansen
7 Posted 20/06/2016 at 17:47:14
Change is progress. Welcome Renshaw, I hope we get to know your name really well in the squad. COYB.
Ian Burns
8 Posted 20/06/2016 at 18:05:54
Welcome young man - will be watching out for eventual your progress into the first team.
Duncan McDine
9 Posted 20/06/2016 at 18:18:35
More of a 'parasol' signing than a 'marquee', but some of our best players have come into the club this way (with no hype or expectation). Obviously there are many that haven't made the grade also, so we'll just have to wait and see.

Does anyone know if RK has brought his Goalkeeping coach along for the ride? I never liked the look of the previous neanderthal (no offense like).

Peter Morris
10 Posted 20/06/2016 at 19:11:35
Hi Lyndon,
I think Stanek is from the Czech Republic, not Poland.
Brendan Moriarty
11 Posted 20/06/2016 at 19:25:31
I presume "a number of bigger clubs" means bigger than Oldham, not bigger than us. No club is bigger than us.
Mark Ryan
12 Posted 20/06/2016 at 20:44:54
Apparently Ronald Koeman was heard to say " it's a keeper"......a la Austin Powers Goldmember
Eric Myles
13 Posted 20/06/2016 at 21:26:39
Olalekan #5, I was thinking it might teach him a bit of humility as well as reminding him that his contract is in our hands, unless he wants to break it.
Richard Pike
14 Posted 20/06/2016 at 22:56:37
Hope he works out better than the last Oldham keeper we signed.
Paul Black
15 Posted 21/06/2016 at 14:03:26
Duncan, 9. No, he hasn't. His name is Dave Watson who's also employed by another underachieving set up, the England national team but unlike our failings, we have a future.

Matthew Williams
16 Posted 21/06/2016 at 16:01:05
Welcome, lad, to the best club there is. Once Everton has touched you...
Roger Helm
17 Posted 21/06/2016 at 17:50:28
Welcome to Everton and I hope you have a great future with us but we still need a top keeper for next season. I am seeing articles about transfer activity at other clubs but nothing about us yet.
John Otway
18 Posted 21/06/2016 at 18:06:34
Peter Gorman. 4. Not clever and not funny. Actually a little bit sad.
Duncan McDine
19 Posted 22/06/2016 at 15:24:01
So we just signed the keeper coach from Rotterdam

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