The 20-year-old, who can operate as a centre-back or left-back, has made good progress through the Finch Farm Academy since joining from Bury almost three years ago.
“It means the world to me [to sign the new deal],” he told evertonfc.com. “I don't want to go anywhere else, I want to stay where I am and develop here.
“Everton is a great club for any young player to be at. The Club has a reputation for playing young lads and giving them opportunities. And the people here, too - the staff, the players - they're all so welcoming.
“The fact that they've offered me a contract even though I've been injured, I have to take as a real positive and try to do as well as I can next season.”
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1 Posted 06/07/2018 at 18:10:21
2 Posted 06/07/2018 at 18:30:30
I will follow his progress in the U23s; if he excels there his chance will come. Best of luck to him.
3 Posted 06/07/2018 at 18:33:29
Everton seem to have as good a youth system as any so it makes sense to blood them as soon as possible when they show that certain assuredness. It is hoped that some of those players make the breakthrough this coming season and that the likes of Davies and Lookman push on to better things.
4 Posted 06/07/2018 at 19:42:02
5 Posted 07/07/2018 at 08:22:12
Great prospect, now to kick on.
6 Posted 07/07/2018 at 08:43:43
Gibson (the lad signed last year)
Holgate (of course)
The Greek dude, Ozounuidis (in the U-23s)
Some will have to be let go, at some point.
7 Posted 07/07/2018 at 09:15:17
8 Posted 07/07/2018 at 09:34:06
I tend to check all the gossip columns daily, and there are lots of names (speculation mostly) I don't recall any medical being mentioned, for anyone.
Although granted, Gibson's name has appeared several times, as one among many, we are allegedly interested in.
As far as I am aware Silva was assessing the whole squad this week at Finch Farm, he is well aware that the squad needs to be culled. I find it puzzling that he would negotiate the above deal you mention, before making those assessments.
9 Posted 07/07/2018 at 09:43:07
Don't know whether I want to be proved wrong and ridiculed on here or for it to be right and us end up with someone I'm not 100% keen on to be honest. I think I prefer the former.
Needless to say I post it in good faith.
10 Posted 07/07/2018 at 10:06:12
It's just been a very frustrating transition for all Evertonians, and transfer activity, which always invokes interest too, has been, well, non-existent so far.
I suppose only time will tell if your contact is right or wrong. Not sure, whether if true, he will add anything significant, and personally think we could do a lot better, but time will tell.
11 Posted 07/07/2018 at 10:11:05
It seems that even if you have half-a-dozen waiting in the wings, you can't have enough to provide adequate cover.
What's the betting we start the season with more than 40 senior players? Muddle and confusion still reigns!
12 Posted 07/07/2018 at 13:12:42
Cheers for that. Had another call after messaging the source and warning him that, if the info is bullshit, I'll string him up. He said both players have passed medicals and both players are just to agree terms, salaries etc.
15 Posted 16/07/2018 at 04:30:09
Hopefully he will progress and become a solid player for us.
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