3-year contract for Mackenzie Hunt

Sunday, 7 July, 2019 10comments  |  Jump to last
Under-18s midfielder Mackenzie Hunt has signed a 3-year contract with Everton until the end of June 2022.

The 17-year-old was a key figure for Paul Tait's team last season, helping the young Blues to a 3rd-place finish in the U18 Premier League (North) table and reaching the quarter-finals of the FA Youth Cup.

With 18 appearances in the League and 7 in cup competitions, he also won the Under-18s' Goal of the Season prize for his stunning long-range effort in the Toffees' Youth Cup victory over Stoke City at the bet365 Stadium.

Hunt, who first joined Everton aged 6, believes he is at the perfect club to continue his progress:

“It means a lot to sign this first professional deal,” he told evertonfc.com. “I've been here for a long time and Everton have put a lot of trust in me.

“There is a great team of people here. Everyone supports each other. The coaches are very supportive, all the players help each other, too.

“It's a fantastic place to be to improve as a player and that's what I want to keep doing."  

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John G Davies
1 Posted 07/07/2019 at 16:50:58
A vote of confidence to give a kid a 3-year contract.

Dave Abrahams, what do you reckon? Do you rate the lad?

Kieran Kinsella
2 Posted 07/07/2019 at 17:22:24
That’s a long contract for a kid. They must rate him highly
Andy Meighan
3 Posted 07/07/2019 at 22:01:26
John @1

Why would it matter if Dave Abrahams rated him? He rates Kenny highly and he's been ordinary. We've all got opinions but, as long as the coaching staff rate this kid highly enough to warrant a 3-year contract, that's good enough for me.

Alan J Thompson
4 Posted 08/07/2019 at 06:42:12
It seems we've all picked up on the one year contract given to older juniors compared to this lad's three years. Is it a matter of deemed ability or just a matter of age? I doubt we'll ever be told.
John G Davies
5 Posted 08/07/2019 at 10:46:40
Simple Andy,

I respect Dave's opinion and knowledge on our youth players. Have you seen him play? I would wager Dave has.

Andrew Keatley
6 Posted 08/07/2019 at 18:12:55
From what I've seen of him (which isn't much) he seems a talented two-footed midfielder of diminutive stature, good vision, very comfortable in possession. Intelligent young footballer.
Dave Abrahams
7 Posted 09/07/2019 at 09:34:51
John (1), I’ve seen him three or four times, good ball control, seems to have a good football brain but can also disappear from the game, a three year contract means he is well rated by the coaches, same as Jonjoe, I think he is on his second three year contract.

Andrew(6), Inwouldn’t describe him as diminutive, Carroll, who I really rate, is diminutive, I’d say Hunt is around 5ft. 10.

Andrew Keatley
8 Posted 09/07/2019 at 21:25:37
Dave (7) - Could have had a growth spurt since I saw him; he’s only 17 now and maybe still growing...
Tony Abrahams
9 Posted 09/07/2019 at 21:34:11
Just googled it Dave, and it said his height is 5ft 6inchs
Dave Abrahams
10 Posted 10/07/2019 at 09:26:46
Tony (9), fair enough, surprises me that, apologies to Andrew (8).

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