Lewis Warrington signs 2-year deal

Wednesday, 25 May, 2022 22comments  |  Jump to last

Highly-rated Everton academy product Lewis Warrington has signed a new 2-year contract with the club that runs until the end of June 2024.

The 19-year-old had established himself as a regular for the Under-23s last season before joining League Two Tranmere Rovers on loan in January where he received rave reviews for his early performances.

“It feels brilliant to extend my time here,” Warrington told evertontv. “I've supported Everton all my life and playing for my boyhood club is what I've dreamt of.

“To sign another deal, it's massive for me, my family and my friends. They're all made up for me.

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“It's been a good season for me personally. To go on loan and get that experience so early was good.

“I feel I've developed my game. I went to Tranmere as a sitting midfielder but the loan has transformed me into an all-round centre midfielder.”

Warrington is expected to be farmed out on another loan next season, but this time to a club further up the football pyramid to further his development.

Meanwhile, there are suggestions that Everton could establish a stronger relationship with Tranmere, perhaps a more formal one, that would see Blues youngsters being loaned out to the Birkenhead club on a consistent basis.

 

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Martin Reppion
1 Posted 25/05/2022 at 16:31:09
I hear good reports of this lad and hope he can train on.

The idea of a regular relationship with Tranmere makes sense. Young players going there on loan means they don't have the upheaval of finding a new home as well as new team mates.

It will make it easier for them to settle into their football and be easier for our coaches to keep an eye no them.

Jamie Crowley
2 Posted 25/05/2022 at 16:42:00
Excellent. Young, huge upside, cheap (assumption), not a terribly long contract and commitment.
Danny O’Neill
3 Posted 25/05/2022 at 16:58:17
I too am pleased with his. At first, a bit unsure on the length but I guess it makes sense as you just never know so it offers the player an opportunityand protects the club if he doesnt come good.

I think he's being harsh on himself. I've seen an all round midfielder in him from the few games I've watched, especialy his range of passsing. But I'd have to leave a more informed opinion to the likes of Brent.

If that Tranmere story has substance, a pseudo satellite club approach in all but name?

Now get him closer to the first team. This boy has potential.

Tony Everan
4 Posted 25/05/2022 at 17:28:25
Very pleased, he will have matured a bit for the successful loan at Tranmere. I think as suggested it will be likely he goes out on loan again to a League One or Championship club to further his progress.

Mount, Gallagher, Garner etc have all developed this way. It is crucial that he goes somewhere he is going to get the all-important game time.

Mal van Schaick
5 Posted 25/05/2022 at 17:38:32
Good to keep him on our books, and as a lifelong Everton supporter he will know what it means to the fans regarding player effort and results.

I would like to see Lampard arrange some youth team games and watch the players in order to give our good young players a chance of being in the first team squad.

Lee Courtliff
6 Posted 25/05/2022 at 17:51:18
When you think about how difficult it is for young players to be given a chance, especially an extended chance, it makes you wonder if we would have really been much worse off had we played Simms or Dobbin over Rondon?

Even when he did eventually get fit, did Salomon really offer any more than what the 'kids' would have done? The same argument could easily be applied to this lad over some of our midfielders.

Hopefully in the future we'll see more youth players given a fair crack, like Gordon. Granted, I know this was the worst possible season to take risks with youth given the distinct possibility of relegation.

Winston Williamson
7 Posted 25/05/2022 at 18:45:04
Lee, 6: it was the worst possible season to have gambled on Gomes and Rondon. Terrible players. Gomes is too light weight and can't tackle and Rondon is just awful.

Younger players will have had two thing these two don't have and that's pace and determination!

Keane, is really terrible too. I never want to see a spine of a team of Keane, Gomes and Rondon ever again! No wonder we were nearly relegated!

I'd prefer to see youngsters on low (comparative) wages making mistakes, than ‘experienced' idiots on a £100k a week making the same mistakes!

We must have some young midfielders that can put more than one pass together, because seriously, the first team have actually struggled to put simple passes together all season! They should be ashamed!

Winston Williamson
8 Posted 25/05/2022 at 18:48:22
I'd actually like to see the first team take on a combination side from our youth teams in an 11 v 11 game. I believe it would be a close game! I do not believe for one moment our youth 11 would be played off the park by the first team 11!
Ajay Gopal
9 Posted 25/05/2022 at 18:57:57
With Warrington and Price apparently jumping ahead in the queue, I wonder what Onyango's future holds for him?

Warrington, Price, Onyango, Broadhead, Dobbin should be loaned out this season to good Scottish or Championship clubs and hopefully they progress well to be in contention for next season (23-24).

Simms should be given playing time this season alongside Calvert-Lewin or Richarlison, assuming one or both of them stay.

Jamie Crowley
10 Posted 25/05/2022 at 19:02:25
Links with paywalls. 😡

I think Everton developing a relationship with Tranmere is a fantastic idea. It will help our younger players develop, in a meaningful league, close to home and club making it much easier with a manageable transition.

It'll help Tranmere obtain quality young players that hopefully see them succeed.

Win-win, love this idea, actually somewhere in the annals like 10 years ago a naive Yank asked aloud why this wasn't "a thing" as it seemed to make so much sense to me.

Lee Courtliff
11 Posted 25/05/2022 at 20:16:31
Winston, that's a fair point but we all know managers favour experience in these kinds of relegation battles. That's why I haven't got on Frank's back about it.

Hopefully next season will be different and he can do with some of our players what he did with Mason Mount.

Paul Cherrington
12 Posted 26/05/2022 at 11:56:09
Well done to the lad – I think this is a great move for the club too as he looks to be an exciting prospect.

Last season at Tranmere will have done him no harm at all in terms of learning what the game is really all about.

A loan move to a Championship club is a sensible shout but, if he looks good enough for our first team now, why not be bold and give him a go? As others have said, pace, desire and being able to pass/control a ball already puts him ahead of most of our current first-team midfielders!

Bernard Dooley
13 Posted 26/05/2022 at 16:15:33
#7 Winston Williamson.
Put our opening goal in the glorious comeback
against Palace on continuous loop and marvel at what a "really terrible" player can produce in the club's desperate hour of need. An absolutely superbly taken goal, and as Frank said, the key that opened the door to our survival act, and had us all dancing in the aisles.
Some of us still are.
Brent Stephens
14 Posted 26/05/2022 at 18:07:20
Loved this guy when he was playing our U23s. He seemed to step up into U23s with ease, has a good all-round game and seemed very consistent from game to game. Not showy; just nicely efficient and effective. Hope he can make it to our first team squad soon.
Jay Harris
15 Posted 26/05/2022 at 18:46:32
A good player in there and needs to move to the next stage to develop his career.
Its a pity Tranmere missed out on promotion but the championship will be a good destination for Lewis.
I can see Nathan Broadhead being transferred to Sunderland to generate some funds which is a pity because like Simms the lad has a goalscorers instinct.
Lewis Dobbin is another I'm not sure about. He looks like a poor version of Almiron to me. Lot of pace but no end product.
Rob Jones
16 Posted 26/05/2022 at 22:10:59
Bernard, innit?

Great finish.

Keane's not world class. But he's not shit either. I don't see the gain in throwing shit at a player who's not even the topic of discussion.

Winston Williamson
17 Posted 27/05/2022 at 08:12:39
Yes Bernard, a quality goal from Keane against Palace. Superb.

Does that make up for the terribly poor defending and consistent mistakes all season, which put us in a position whereby we needed to beat Palace in such dramatic fashion?

As exciting as the comeback was, and as much as I'm relieved to not be relegated, I'm not prepared to go on celebrating survival like a cup win. Keane was a major contributor to us being in this position.

Different views. I respect that. My view is he's shit. Your view is he isn't. Fair enough.

Ray Smith
18 Posted 27/05/2022 at 11:09:42
A good prospect for the future.

Slightly off post subject matter, but relevant to progress IMO.

What are the chances of Mykolenko persuading Zinchenko to join us from Man City and team up with his fellow countryman?

Man City paid £1.8 m for him in 2016. He can play in defence and (more imortantly) centre midfield.

Maybe City would let him go for a reasonable fee!
Then again I’m probably dreaming 😂😂😂

Robert Tressell
19 Posted 27/05/2022 at 11:36:23
Ray, I really admire Zinchenko. Very good quality player. I suspect he'd rather play about 30 games a season and win loads of trophies than play for us unfortunately.

On a similar line, the Kiev player Tsyangkov may be available due to ongoing war. He's a high-quality left-footed right-winger who scores a lot of goals.

Brian Williams
20 Posted 27/05/2022 at 11:48:51
Ray #18.

That's some dream, mate. I can hear Zinchenko laughing at Mykolenko asking that from here.

I doubt a Man City ball boy would consider that switch.

Dennis Stevens
21 Posted 27/05/2022 at 11:52:26
Ray, I suspect the chances are somewhere between nil & zero!
Ray Smith
22 Posted 27/05/2022 at 22:53:38
I can dream, but agree with all of your comments 😂😂😂

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