Two-year deal for Denny

Wednesday, 18 July, 2018 5comments  |  Jump to last
Alex Denny has resolved any uncertainty over his Everton future by signing his first professional deal with the club.

The 18-year-old has agreed new terms that run until the summer of 2020 and he says he is looking to continue his development with the Blues, a nine-year journey that has already seen him make his senior debut in the Europa League dead rubber against Apollon Limassol last December.

“To sign my first contract with the club I have been at since I was nine is special for me,” Denny told evertontv.

“I am looking forward to continuing my development and getting as close to the first team as I can.

“That [his smooth transition from Under-18 to Under-23 football] is credit to the staff and all the other boys who have helped me.

“There are differences in terms of the intensity but with the help of the staff, and me getting on with it and throwing myself in at the deep end, I took to it well.”  

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Kase Chow
1 Posted 18/07/2018 at 00:23:15
Good luck chap

I am a little confused: on one hand we are trying to trim the squad size. On the other, we are handing out a record number of professional contracts

Steve Ferns
2 Posted 18/07/2018 at 00:29:54
We're not Chase. We usually sign up a load at once. This year we've given each boy a day in the spotlight and so it looks like loads because they're spread out.

Also, they're on small beer, probably around £1-2k a week each. In other words £75-150k = one Rooney.

It's not bodies we need rid of, it's wages. And these bodies are in the U23s and U18s and so won't concern Silva anyway.

Kase Chow
3 Posted 18/07/2018 at 08:44:59
Steve #2

Fair play - good explanation!

Simon Smith
4 Posted 18/07/2018 at 23:20:02
Kids have to be given contracts to show them there is a way through for them. Ultimately it's down to two things: one is ability, which all will have or they wouldn't have made it this far; the other is the desire to achieve, which for me is huge.

Garbut had the ability in abundance, his career is over as a prem player due to the fact he sat around waiting on a big contract and once he got it he thought the job was done.

Calvert-Lewin, Davies and Holgate show the kids that becoming a first team player is something within reach at our club, probably more so than 99% of other Premier League sides.

Dick Fearon
5 Posted 22/07/2018 at 22:23:13
Are the standards we set for our own kids as tough as those set by other clubs?

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