Everton youngster Lewis Warrington left Everton on a loan assignment in the winter transfer window. The 19 year old joined Tranmere Rovers to get better exposure and ample playing opportunities.
The youngster is one of the most impressive and promising starlets emerging from Everton’s youth set up and if the player continues on his upward trajectory, that day would soon arrive when he becomes a part of the first team dynamics.
The player’s current contract was set to expire at the end of this season which posed a great threat as letting such a wunderkind slip through would have been devastating for Everton’s long term goals. In order to avoid such a blunder, the Toffees have been in negotiations with the youngster over a contract extension.
The midfielder was already attracting interest from other clubs as he was set to become a free agent in the summer had a deal not been agreed with Everton.
Lewis Warrington to sign a new Everton deal
According to The Athletic, Warrington is close to signing a new deal with Everton. The announcement could be made next week. It is also understood that the 19 year old will train with the first team during Everton’s pre-season tour to the USA, giving Frank Lampard and his coaching staff to assess the burgeoning youngster.
Tying him down to a new deal was essential as he is one of the upcoming midfielders with a profile that Everton has been lacking in their midfield for a long time. Warrington’s greatest strength is his ability to scan the game and opponents and react accordingly. His progressive passes often set the tempo in the midfield and can turn to dissuade his opponent.
Since joining Tranmere on loan in January, the Englishman has featured 17 times under Micky Mellon, scoring one goal and providing two assists. Warrington is capable of driving forward with the ball and breaking the press. It is almost a given that Warrington won’t be a first team regular immediately next season. He might be sent on another loan to a Premier League side or to a Championship side next season.
Gaining experience and getting regular minutes are fundamental to a young player’s development and Everton must take great care of the trajectory they lay for Warrington.
Will Lewis Warrington feature under Lampard next season?