Harry Charsley signs 2-year contract extension

Wednesday 12 April 2017  8 Comments  [Jump to last]

Wirral-born, Republic of Ireland youth international is U23s top scorer

Everton Academy player Harry Charsley signed a new contract with the club on Monday that runs to the end of June 2019.

The 20-year-old midfielder who can also play in defence has been an integral part of David Unsworth's Under-23s side this season and has now set his sights on clinching the Premier League 2 title before trying to force his way into Ronald Koeman's first-team plans.

“I'm delighted to sign the new deal,” the Wirral-born, Republic of Ireland youth international told evertontv. “I've worked hard this season so it is nice to get a reward at the end of it.

“I've worked hard every year, tried to get better every season and with the help of all the coaches here, I feel like I have done that. It has been a good run so far and now I want to keep it going. The goal now is to win the [Premier League 2] league title.

“Looking ahead, the aim for me is to impress the first-team staff in pre-season. I want to show my best, work hard every day and we will see where that takes me.

“The fact the manager gives chances to young players encourages us all. It gives everyone a boost and makes us work harder because you want to be the next one that gets picked.”

Charsley joined the Club's Academy at the age of nine and went on to play a crucial part in the Under-18s league triumph in 2013-14.

He enjoyed another eye-catching season in 2014-15, scooping the Under-18s Player of the Season Award as Kevin Sheedy's side narrowly missed out on a second successive title on the final day of the season.

His knack of scoring goals from midfield has continued to shine under Unsworth in the past two seasons, with Charsley currently the Under-23s' top goalscorer this term with eight strikes so far.

“It would be great to look back and be able to say I won the league with the Under-18s and Under-23s but there is plenty of work left to do yet,” he added.

“Unsy and John have been brilliant with me since I moved up to work with them. They work you hard every day, make sure you train properly and they make you become a winner. I think that has shown with how the team has performed this season.”


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Peter Gorman
1 Posted 13/04/2017 at 09:39:13
“I've worked hard every year, tried to get better every season and with the help of all the coaches here, I feel like I have done that."

Indeed you have. Pleased for the lad, would be good to see a little cameo before the season is out.

Ajay Gopal
2 Posted 14/04/2017 at 08:11:04
The 'Class of 2017' is very exciting indeed – just from reading the reports:

Liam Walsh
Kieran Dowell
Mason Holgate
Brendan Galloway
Matthew Pennington
Tyias Browning
Antonee Robinson
Jonjoe Kenny
Joe Williams
Harry Charsley
Tom Davies
Ademola Lookman
Dominic Calvert-Lewin
Bassala Sambou
Matty Foulds

Everton should promote 2 or 3 to the Senior squad (Davies, Holgate, Galloway, Pennington are already there) – Dowell and Walsh could be next to make the step up. Let the rest of the promising youngsters like: Charsley, Foulds, Calvert-Lewin, Williams, Robinson go out on loan to Championship sides where they have a chance of playing regular competitive football.

Who knows, maybe a few of them could turn out to be good enough for the 1st team in a couple of years time.

John Hughes
3 Posted 14/04/2017 at 17:55:55
Well done, Harry, keep it up, mate. COYB.
Simon Jones
4 Posted 17/04/2017 at 18:01:26
Am I getting carried away with a warm, tingling feeling when I see our young lads doing well and think about the impact that Giggs, Neville brothers, Scholes, Butt and that other lad, think he was called David... made on Manure all those years ago?
Dermot Byrne
5 Posted 17/04/2017 at 18:15:00
I notice every one of the youngsters say "hard work" a lot when interviewed. Unsworth ethos drummed into them. Excellent to see that and very good for future. Good strategy by the club.
Paul Thompson
6 Posted 18/04/2017 at 14:10:37
A good player. Versatile, goal scoring midfielder. There's a lot in the queue ahead of him though.
Gary Edwards
7 Posted 20/04/2017 at 10:07:26
A cracking player. Dynamic, loads of energy, gets stuck in, good speed and has an eye for goal.

Like everyone else I've been impressed how Tom Davies has acquitted himself in the 1st team; however, on the many occasions over the last 2 seasons that I watched Davies in the U23s alongside Liam Walsh, Harry Charsley and others Walsh and Charsley impressed more than Davies.

Charsley is more of a natural attacking attacking midfielder than Davies. Liam Walsh is a midfield general... move over, Morgan!

Jon Withey
8 Posted 07/05/2017 at 09:56:03
Thing is with Davies is that he has the mentality and maturity to be amongst the seniors – it was noticeable with Pennington that it would take him more time.

I remember when Arsenal seemed have an embarrassment of decent young players every year or two – I hope that is where we are going.

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