Everton added another promising youngster to their U23 development squad yesterday with the arrival of midfielder Dennis Adeniran from Fulham.
The 18-year-old was a deadline-day acquisition that will bolster David Unsworth's options as he and his team defend their Premier League 2 crown.
Born in Southwark, London, Adeniran made his senior bow for Fulham a year ago in a League Cup tie, scoring in a 3-2 win over Leyton Orient and then made his only first-team appearance in the Football League to date the following month.
He is now an England U18 international having represented his country at U17 level in this summer's European Championships.
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1 Posted 01/09/2017 at 18:29:42
2 Posted 01/09/2017 at 18:38:53
3 Posted 01/09/2017 at 18:42:18
Our policy of buying promising young players seems a sensible strategy given the barmy prices now wanted for even moderate players.
4 Posted 01/09/2017 at 18:48:30
One very good young central midfielder going out on loan and a young lad coming to play in his place for the U23's, hope they know what they are doing at Finch Farm and Goodison Park.
5 Posted 01/09/2017 at 18:48:40
6 Posted 01/09/2017 at 18:57:08
Was watching the England U 21's away to Holland, score 1-1, Dominic got the England goal!
7 Posted 01/09/2017 at 19:08:45
We failed to get a striker but so did everybody but United all in all this was a very good window and with lads like this and the lad from Split surely we will have pace. All we need to do is gel those strengths.
8 Posted 01/09/2017 at 19:21:19
9 Posted 01/09/2017 at 19:23:10
Pretty sure Chelsea and Arsenal signed strikers too...
10 Posted 01/09/2017 at 19:59:09
Why do you think these players aren't going to make it?
11 Posted 01/09/2017 at 20:10:01
12 Posted 01/09/2017 at 20:12:38
I hope the process is to replace successful Under-23 players with promising younger players allowing Under-23 players to gain experience on loan and come back into the first team squad.
In the current mad market, saving a fortune if successful.
13 Posted 01/09/2017 at 20:33:09
14 Posted 01/09/2017 at 20:36:47
15 Posted 01/09/2017 at 20:37:26
16 Posted 01/09/2017 at 20:43:47
17 Posted 01/09/2017 at 20:45:56
19 Posted 01/09/2017 at 20:52:49
20 Posted 01/09/2017 at 21:07:50
21 Posted 01/09/2017 at 21:42:34
22 Posted 01/09/2017 at 21:49:07
Was half expecting David Hirsts lad, but not sure where he is in terms of ability and appearances.
23 Posted 01/09/2017 at 22:11:23
Also scored a good goal, just saying.
24 Posted 01/09/2017 at 22:28:05
And we haven't suddenly become a bad team because we didn't sign a target man. Last season Lukaku was shite, lazy and toxic according to ToffeeWeb, this season we're doomed without him.
Even for internet football chat, this is becoming hysterical.
25 Posted 01/09/2017 at 22:37:28
How about selling the all of the first team, sacking Koeman and promoting Unsworth and the kids?
Of course this is the disappointment talking and proof (if it were needed) that I'm probably not chairman/owner material.
26 Posted 01/09/2017 at 22:43:48
27 Posted 01/09/2017 at 22:59:18
Lookman burst on the scene last season as did Dowell but neither seem to be rated this season by Koeman.
Lookman should have improved but hasn't yet.
Players at the age of 19/20 should be up to the task and not getting sent out on loan.
This happened twice to Barklay who never really became consistent with the first team upon his return.
We all know what Rooney was doing before he was 17.
28 Posted 01/09/2017 at 23:00:11
Lookman was all over the place causing havoc.
Along with Tom Davies and Mason Holgate this underage bunch could hold their own in the EPL, the future for us has never looked better in my 50 yrs of ups and downs.
29 Posted 01/09/2017 at 23:06:36
30 Posted 01/09/2017 at 23:22:57
on the books and yes, I think he will develop as good as Rashford has about their same age.
31 Posted 01/09/2017 at 23:41:21
32 Posted 02/09/2017 at 09:43:12
34 Posted 02/09/2017 at 10:42:23
35 Posted 02/09/2017 at 10:54:16
Please, don't answer the first sentence with the bleedin' obvious.
36 Posted 02/09/2017 at 11:44:19
" After 8 incredible years I left Fulham to join Everton. I have had some unforgettable memories and would like to thank everyone at the club. He goes on to say " Now its onto the next stage of my career with Everton a club with so much history and has had many great players. I am delighted to sign for such a huge club and cant wait to get started.
Welcome to Everton.
37 Posted 02/09/2017 at 12:05:26
38 Posted 02/09/2017 at 12:22:45
I'm sure most of us will be following his progress with the hope of him breaking into the first team at some point.
Good luck to the lad.
40 Posted 02/09/2017 at 18:01:07
We hope you become "Dennis the Menace" to the opposition.
41 Posted 02/09/2017 at 18:37:34
Typical Everton, eh?
42 Posted 02/09/2017 at 23:43:36
We'd have finished no lower without him.
43 Posted 03/09/2017 at 01:00:39
44 Posted 03/09/2017 at 11:22:36
45 Posted 04/09/2017 at 17:34:29
So far we have played 7 competitive games, won 4, drawn 2, scored 7 and conceded 4. Our only loss came at the home of the Champions while one of the draws was away at the title favourites and away in a very hostile atmosphere.
You cannot expect a team with so many new components to hit the ground running. Give it 10 games and, if we're still as disjointed and ineffective as we have been, then maybe the argument holds some merit.
46 Posted 04/09/2017 at 17:37:12
47 Posted 04/09/2017 at 17:42:15
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