Evans the latest to sign pro forms with Everton

09/10/2015  8 Comments  [Jump to last]
Antony Evans has signed his first professional contract with Everton two weeks after he turned 17.

The club have announced that the promising midfielder put pen to paper on a two-year deal.

Evans, who has been with the Blues since the age of nine,has already risen to Under-21 level at the club and has been a regular goalscorer for the U18s and David Unsworth's team over the past year.

His immediate aim now is to consolidate his position in the U21s team where he is happy working under Unsworth whom he credits for his new contract.

"[It] was down to Unsy. Hes put the faith in me by taking me to Ireland in pre-season when there are a lot of quality players he could have taken, but he chose me and I can only thank him for that," he told evertontv.

"Thankfully, I managed to show a bit of talent, my form was good and Ive been rewarded with a professional contract.

"Its a dream come true and all Ive wanted since I was a kid starting out playing football.

"The senior players are like idols, so its been great to be playing with them because you become a better player yourself."  

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Gavin Johnson
1 Posted 09/10/2015 at 21:38:20
Well done and good luck to the lad. I can't remember the academy having so many promising young players. The future looks bright.
David Greenwood
2 Posted 09/10/2015 at 21:45:30
Good luck and well done. I'm sure he must feel ten feet tall right now. Must be an amazing moment for him and his family. Now the hard work starts!!!
Ben Jones
3 Posted 10/10/2015 at 00:09:09
I'd argue he's the most impressive offensive youngster we have at the moment, especially at his age. A tall but skillful Number 10, I like the look of him.
Peter Gorman
4 Posted 10/10/2015 at 01:28:34
Probably the most talented kid we have coming through, certainly in attack. Hope he puts in the hard work and continues to impress.
Hugh Jenkins
5 Posted 10/10/2015 at 07:47:17
Isn't it great to hear a young boy talk of being "rewarded" with a professional contract, rather than the usual glib acceptance that we usually see from many youngsters these days, that it is theirs as of right?
Brent Stephens
6 Posted 10/10/2015 at 13:00:12
I'd encourage more people to get to the U21 games. There's some really exciting potential there... glimpses of the future.
Harold Matthews
7 Posted 10/10/2015 at 13:55:14
Plays just behind the main striker and is a big tough kid who reacts well in the box. Should have a good future.
Anthony Dwyer
8 Posted 13/10/2015 at 01:07:09
Great to see another young lad coming closer to fulfiling his dreams.

Good luck, Antony.

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