The England U21 international ended months of speculation over his future by signing a new five-year contract and the Everton skipper is pleased the club have been able to keep hold of a player who he feels has massive potential.
“I know he loves being here. With the way it got drawn out, I'm sure there were other offers and promises from other teams to give him first-team football," Jagielka says in the Liverpool Echo.
“He's always put the effort in in training and things like that. He's a great lad and he has so much potential.
“A lot of people see how technically gifted he is and how creative he can be with his left foot,” he added “but I think his defending is getting better and better year in, year out.
“I think that's something you forget - he's only a young man and to become a good defender, you need to make some mistakes to learn from.
“But when Luke has played, he's looked right at home and that proves what a fantastic player he is and is going to be.”
Given the competition for places that exists that Goodison Park, Garbutt is expected to be given the opportunity to go out on loan this coming season, most likely to another Premier League club. Aston Villa and Bournemouth have been credited with interest in recent weeks but nothing has been decided yet.
"[O]ver the last couple of years, not only has [Luke] had Leighton Baines to challenge but he's had Bryan Oviedo to compete with against as well, so it's been difficult for him to get an extended amount of game time," Jagielka continued, "but I think he is definitely progressing as a left-back. When he has come in, particularly in the European games, he has done a fantastic job.
“Obviously, with losing Bainesy and Bryan [to injury] towards the end of last season, Luke and Brendan Galloway were competing for that position at left-back and I'm sure there will be more time for the manager to give them in future.
“I'm not sure if there is a possibility for Luke to go out on loan and getting himself a longer period of games, but I do see his future at Everton.”
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1 Posted 06/07/2015 at 20:14:31
2 Posted 06/07/2015 at 21:35:26
3 Posted 06/07/2015 at 21:42:35
Glad heÃ‚s finally signed, if we loan him for a year then at least the loanee team will cover his 㿊k wages whilst he gets decent experience.
4 Posted 06/07/2015 at 22:06:32
The future is bright.
5 Posted 06/07/2015 at 22:12:22
6 Posted 06/07/2015 at 22:19:14
7 Posted 06/07/2015 at 22:44:17
I hate to say this (really do) but IÃ‚d offload Oviedo and use the wages to find another LB or LM and step Garbutt up in the pecking order.
OviedoÃ‚s injury has been terrible and he didnÃ‚t bounce back as quickly as anyone thought. We simply canÃ‚t afford to have any injury prone players filling roster spots. IÃ‚d say that goes for Gibbo as well. May be in the minority with that mindset and I feel awful saying it as I like Oviedo and Gibson a ton. ItÃ‚s time to be a bit cut-throat and offload players with a history of injuries. We canÃ‚t afford to have players not playing.
IÃ‚d prefer younger, healthy, hungry players in lieu of older, injury prone ones.
If Oviedo and Gibbo are with us next season, and that appears to be what will occur, I wish them nothing but the best. But if they go down with injury and miss significant time? ItÃ‚s a risk and probability IÃ‚d not take if I were Roberto.
And I am not...
8 Posted 06/07/2015 at 22:58:53
Martinez probably thinks Galloway can play there too. So when Oviedo is back Luke will probably be 3rd or 4th choice.
9 Posted 06/07/2015 at 23:04:36
IÃ‚d like to see Oviedo play further forward, he scored a few I remember that. Neat and tidy player who was getting used to regular first team football and was looking the part.
I hope for him he comes back fit and has a great pre-season and pushes for a start.
10 Posted 06/07/2015 at 23:11:55
11 Posted 07/07/2015 at 01:41:08
I mean were did it get Barkley going out on loan under Moyes? Three clubs wasnÃ‚t it? Leeds, Derby and Sheffield, I think. And Ross really progressed didnÃ‚t he? HeÃ‚s shite. Get shut, thatÃ‚s what IÃ‚d do. Be lucky if we got 㾻 million for him.
Yes? Put Garbutt in the squad now!
12 Posted 07/07/2015 at 02:57:08
13 Posted 07/07/2015 at 02:46:10
Garbutt might go out on loan or challenge at left-back if Baines is pushed further up to midfield. IÃ‚m excited for whatever is coming this coming season.
14 Posted 07/07/2015 at 03:17:31
15 Posted 07/07/2015 at 07:00:56
16 Posted 07/07/2015 at 11:51:00
17 Posted 07/07/2015 at 20:55:14
And yes, itÃ‚s harsh as hell with a double leg break to send a player packing. But in my opinion Garbutt offers everything Oviedo can and IÃ‚d also not hesitate to cameo him at LM.
All about opinions...
18 Posted 07/07/2015 at 21:00:43
Last season Coleman and Baines didnÃ‚t bomb forward near as much as 2013-14. My recollection of 2013-14 was Coleman and Baines or Oviedo almost recklessly moving way up the pitch, whereas last season we seemed to be much more conservative and they "stayed home" more often.
Harold, wouldnÃ‚t you rather see a return to the 2013-14 way of playing? Ergo, Garbutt ahead of Galloway at LB and therefore a more attacking side and intent?
I think one of the negatives last season was our FBs not getting forward Ã‚â€“ an Everton without that sin miedo approach. IÃ‚d prefer we play much more like we did in 2013-14, which for me precipitates Garbutt in front of Galloway at LB. Do you agree?
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