Robinson pens new Everton deal

Thursday, 6 July, 2017 0comments  |  Jump to last

Everton have signed Antonee Robinson to a new two-year deal as he bids to make the breakthrough to the first team.

The young left back, for whom many at the club have high hopes as a long-term successor to Leighton Baines, put pen to paper on his latest professional deal and expressed his desire to make his full Blues debut this season.

“I'm buzzing," he told evertontv. "I've been at Everton for eight years now and just delighted to keep that going.

"This is the longest professional contract I've signed. I'm looking to kick on and keep improving as a player, knowing that my future is here.

“I feel like I need first-team football this coming season, whether I impress during pre-season and stay here or end up going on out on loan somewhere. I feel like I did quite well last season, played most of the games and that is the next step for me now.

“Every pre-season is extremely important because it sets you up for the year. You don't want to miss a session and fall behind everyone else."

Robinson, 19, has been with Everton for eight years now and was an important member of the Under-18s team that won the Dallas Cup last year and helped the Under-23s to the Premier League 2 title this past season.

The Milton Keynes-born defender, nicknamed "Jedi" and who has represented the United States at youth level, won the Under-18s Players' Player of the Season award two years ago.  

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