Hilton agrees to one-year deal

Monday, 16 July, 2018 3comments  |  Jump to last
Teenage goalkeeper Joe Hilton is hoping to build on his experience training with the Everton first team last week after signing a new contract with the club.

The 18-year-old's new deal will run until June next year, by which time he hopes to have cemented a place in the Under-23s side.

“Signing this new deal means a lot,” he told evertonfc.com. “I've put in a lot of hard work and I think this shows it has paid off. Hopefully it's the start of a good career.

“Next season I just want to play as much as I can, work hard and do everything to be the best goalkeeper I can be.”  

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Jim Bennings
1 Posted 16/07/2018 at 18:28:36
Sign some friggin first team players!!
James Flynn
2 Posted 16/07/2018 at 18:53:31
Is this the 5th youngster we've done this with over the last few weeks?

£1,000-1,500 per week? Couldn't be more than that, could it?

A major chunk of change for kids that age, unproven in their field. Brands, selectively, applying his philosophy perhaps.

"Here kid, just a taste. What do you want to make of yourself?"

If so, I like it.

Alan J Thompson
4 Posted 17/07/2018 at 05:37:50
James(#2); Or it could be a case of he shows some talent but experience tells us that some drop off after reaching 18 so there will be less distress if in a years time if it is felt he won't make the grade.

Some years ago I played with a lad, a goalkeeper, who was let go at 19 by Liverpool solely for the reason that they had 10 keepers on the books and Tom Saunders wanted to bring in another young keeper. Celtic showed some interest in taking him but after that episode he felt it a better move to stay at home and finish his trade apprenticeship.

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