New deal for Walsh

, 9 September, 17comments  |  Jump to most recent
Everton youngster Liam Walsh has put pen to paper on a new contract which extends his term to 2019.

The 18-year-old is one of the hottest prospects in the Blues' Finch Farm Academy and is being talked about in terms a of a first-team breakthrough at some point this season.

Walsh spent part of last season on loan at Yeovil Town where he was hugely impressive and there were rumours that Everton did a u-turn on plans to send him out on loan again this season because of his potential readiness for the senior side.

“I am made up," Walsh told evertontv. "Since I signed my first contract it's what I've wanted. It's the club I want to be at and the club I want to play for.

"With the new manager coming in and giving me the contract straight away it shows that he has got a bit of belief in me and I want to prove him right.

“I have a lot to thank Unsy for as well, I have worked with him a lot and he has made me work very hard and that is what you need to get new contracts. A lot of other staff through the Academy have helped me along the way and I am thankful to them all.”


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Kevin Rowlands
1 Posted 09/09/2016 at 15:32:27
Looking forward to seeing this lad play, from what I've read this kids going to be top drawer, let's hope so.
Dave Abrahams
2 Posted 09/09/2016 at 16:42:21
Brilliant news, congratulations you have been helped by others at the club but going by what I have heard from other people in and outside the club, no-one has helped you more than yourself.

Hard work will get it's own reward and practice makes perfect; I hear you have done plenty of both. I hope to see you one day in the first team, good luck and good health in the future.

Liam Reilly
3 Posted 09/09/2016 at 16:46:24
Agree Kevin,
He's not the tallest, but hes very gifted and I reckon he's got a big future. Hopefully he'll be given a few cameos this season.

Nice to hear him say that this is the club where he wants to play football too.

George Freeman
4 Posted 09/09/2016 at 17:07:52
How refreshing to hear a young player say that. Good luck, Liam, and best wishes for a long and successful career with a great football club.
Brian Williams
5 Posted 09/09/2016 at 17:45:48
I read the headline, thought it was Steve Walsh, and thought
See what this club does to you? :-)
John Dean
6 Posted 09/09/2016 at 17:53:00
He's a player who has always caught my eye and everybody else's firstly as a holding player in front of the back four and more recently when playing further forward. As combative as Ryan Ledson but with more skill and vision, this man is going to be a huge Everton favourite.
Kevin Rowlands
7 Posted 09/09/2016 at 18:05:34
Sounds exciting that John, as for hIm being on the short side I don't think that matters if you have loads of skill and talent, just ask Lionel Messi.
Thomas Surgenor
8 Posted 09/09/2016 at 18:45:07
Had a good loan spell last year.

What I like the most about these interviews is the recurring sound bites over Unsi and his influence.

Brent Stephens
9 Posted 09/09/2016 at 19:25:01
As a short-arse myself, I'm inclined to love small lads like Liam (no, come on, you know what I mean). For all his being vertically challenged, he's a tiger, always getting stuck in. I really hope he makes it. Thrilled he's got a new contract under Koeman. Signed on TDD no doubt.
Tony Abrahams
10 Posted 09/09/2016 at 19:52:46
Davies, Walsh and Kenny, have all just signed long-term contracts, which seems like great news for us Evertonians. All proper Scousers kids, with loads of ability, and big hearts as well.

Good luck to all three of these kids, because we all know that, if they make the grade at Everton, they will always try that little bit harder than most of the mercenaries now present in English football.

John Crawley
11 Posted 09/09/2016 at 19:53:38
High hopes for Liam Walsh. He played against Bolton in the Checkatrade Trophy a few weeks ago and the following day they asked to take him on loan. Everton refused I heard because they want him to go to a Championship club.
Joe O'Brien
12 Posted 09/09/2016 at 21:26:14
Great to have him and the rest of the talented young blues signed up. I would love to see him and a few more on the bench. With McCarthy injured for the next few weeks I would hope that'll be the case. Walsh and Davies are the future and I think they'll be more than capable to get first team game time.

Great news of that contract signed Liam, I hope you have a very long and successful career in our shirt.

Lev Vellene
13 Posted 09/09/2016 at 21:41:00
I read the various articles before our Yeovil Town cup game, and I noticed there was a (humorous) comment in there, about them sneaking Liam Walsh back in a suitcase, or whatever. He's got to have had that referred to him, and I envy him the good feeling from that! :)

After his loan-spell bringing him back home, that just got me carried away, so I naturally worried about what would WE do about our youth academy, if we did a Man Utd? SAF built their success on Man Utd's youth team coming through, but after that, there were no place for youth. Professionalism, and league placing, ruled all.

Is it possible for us to be successful, and still get youth through?

Yeah, that's my big worry. Not IF we'll make it, but what about afterwards? :D

Oscar Huglin
15 Posted 09/09/2016 at 23:52:17
Saw him play a couple of seasons ago in a friendly at Southport. He and Ledson were a class above the rest. Shame about losing Ledson, but I'm so excited to see how Walsh develops.

Like a new signing?

Gary Edwards
16 Posted 10/09/2016 at 09:49:10
Great news. Saw him 3 times last season, massively impressed... great engine, good eye, tenacious in the tackle. He reminds me a lot of the Italian lad who plays for PSG. I'd have him in now alongside Gana.
Colin Williams
17 Posted 10/09/2016 at 11:09:14
Keep grafting lad, maintain the highest of standards and your dream will come true!! We're all behind you!!
Damian Wilde
18 Posted 10/09/2016 at 11:27:05
Great interview from the lad, love the attitude. Would be fantastic to see him in the side at some point, suspect he's behind Davies et al though.

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