Max Thompson leaves Everton after just 18 months

Tuesday, 17 December, 2019 5comments  |  Jump to last

Max Thompson, a young forward who has played only a handful of games for the Under-18s this season and last, has left the club to join Burnley.

Thompson joined Everton Academy from Manchester United in the summer of 2018. Last season, he appeared mostly as a sub in 7 games, with only one start in the Liverpool Senior Cup. He did get on the score sheet as a sub in the 10-0 mauling of West Brom but does not appear to have done enough to become a key member of the squad for the current season.

He has been used less and less as a substitute as the U18 Premier League season has progressed, with the youngsters lurching from huge wins (10-0 over Sunderland) to hugely embarrassing losses (6-1 at home to Liverpool).

 

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Phil Greenough
1 Posted 17/12/2019 at 15:54:25
Good luck to the lad.
Steve Ferns
2 Posted 17/12/2019 at 16:28:40
Yeah, he found himself behind younger lads like Dobbin and Cannon. I hope it works out for him.
Dave Abrahams
3 Posted 17/12/2019 at 16:33:46
Didn’t Liverpool have a player a good few years ago named Max Thompson? I doubt if he made the first team, later became manager/ physio of Knowsley Utd. Maybe this young lad is his son.
Phill Thompson
4 Posted 17/12/2019 at 17:25:05
This is the time of year when the Schoolboys are told if they will become Scholars and the 2nd years if they are definitely not going to be given a contract and allowed to find new clubs. Thompson has never really forced his way into the u18 teams and we now appear to have a much stricter approach to who we offer pro contracts too. Last year we let three or four players go who had featured for the u18, Pedro Neves went earlier in the year, I suspect Jon Anderson won’t make it, possibly Josh Hosie too. It’s a tough world for these youngsters but we appear to treat them right by helping them to move on.
Kieran Phillis was also on trial at Sheffield United recently, I’m not sure about the outcome.
Tom Bowers
5 Posted 17/12/2019 at 19:30:24
You have to be really exceptional to get to the first team these days given all the big-priced foreign imports and managers.

Many foreign managers bring with them their own staff and a few players they like especially speaking their own language.

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