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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1 Posted 06/07/2017 at 15:54:25
2 Posted 06/07/2017 at 15:59:33
3 Posted 06/07/2017 at 16:00:13
Think he had a bad injury a year or two ago but has come back well and played his part in the league win for the U23s. Hope he keeps developing, the injury would have taught him to take nothing for granted.
4 Posted 06/07/2017 at 16:10:19
5 Posted 06/07/2017 at 16:20:23
6 Posted 06/07/2017 at 16:21:54
7 Posted 06/07/2017 at 16:45:29
8 Posted 06/07/2017 at 18:02:13
Funny how things turn out, don't they?
9 Posted 06/07/2017 at 18:23:37
Big step up from ressie football to the first team especially for one so young, but he played impressively well in the U-23s success last season.
High octane player, both in defence and attack. I'd mark him down as a player with a genuine chance to break through the ranks.
Like others, surprised by mention of his American connection and heritage. Any of our American cousins able to shed more light on this?
10 Posted 06/07/2017 at 18:29:04
11 Posted 06/07/2017 at 18:32:58
As for Garbutt .that ship has sailed.
12 Posted 06/07/2017 at 18:36:02
I did find some remarkable skills videos on YouTube. This kid is gifted.
13 Posted 06/07/2017 at 19:13:05
14 Posted 06/07/2017 at 20:27:17
15 Posted 06/07/2017 at 21:19:03
16 Posted 06/07/2017 at 22:20:42
He was out for a whole season, so that would explain his limited Academy experience. We first started tracking him in 2013-14 for the Under-18s but those stats unfortunately are incomplete. I guess he was only 16 then...
On a side-note, anyone aware of what happens to the Team Sheets that are provided to the referee before games in the Under-18s league? Do you think they are retained by the club? Get submitted to the League/FA? Or thrown in the can?
17 Posted 07/07/2017 at 03:38:05
18 Posted 07/07/2017 at 08:35:09
Two years ago, Garbutt appeared to be stalling on signing a new contract to the annoyance of some who had championed him even over Baines.
Then, when Baines was injured towards the end of the season, Roberto Martinez handed a debut at left-back to Galloway and not Garbutt and I thought that sealed Garbutt's move to another club.
But then he signed for another five years at Everton and I don't remember anybody complaining at the time. His future is probably behind him now as he couldn't hold down starting places at either Fulham or Wigan but he could hit a ball sweetly.
First time I saw Robinson, a few years ago, waiting to come on as a sub, the other players are warming up and stretching and Robinson was ball juggling.
19 Posted 07/07/2017 at 15:05:21
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