Everton set to snap up Belfast youngster

Wednesday 15 February 2017  4 Comments  [Jump to last]

Everton look to have successfully recruited 16-year-old defender Ethan Warnock from Glentoran to their USM Finch Farm academy.

The fullback has been talking about how he is looking forward to signing scholarship forms with the Blues this coming summer after becoming Glentoran's youngest ever outfield player this past December when he made his debut as a 15-year-old.

“Everton were keen for me to join them after they played our Club NI side two years ago and they have been very good with me," Warnock told the Belfast Telegraph.

“The coaching over there is different class. I can't wait to go over there and push on. It was an opportunity that I could not turn down and we'll see what develops.”  

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Roy Steel
1 Posted 16/02/2017 at 10:58:35
If the lad is a good prospect, get him in. He sounds dead keen and respectful; let's see what the Rhino and Sheeds can do with him... maybe another Diamond. COYB
Trevor Lynes
3 Posted 16/02/2017 at 22:47:37
Yes we do need a couple of full backs if what we have in the academy are not good enough.

However, when are our coaches going to produce an intelligent schemer and striker. They have a conveyor belt of none scoring defenders but no one with goal scoring or play making ability.

Colin Metcalfe
4 Posted 17/02/2017 at 04:37:16
Trevor, I would not call Coleman a non-scoring defender and Baines gets his fair share of penalties. However, I understand what you're getting at – we do need a Number 10 who can open up defenses.
Tony Hill
6 Posted 17/02/2017 at 19:24:17
Nice to see us maintaining our Irish connections which have been part of the lifeblood of the club down the years. We have good scouts there, North and South. All the best to the boy.

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