Everton have underlined their belief in goalkeeper Joao Virginia by handing the 20-year-old a new four-year contract at the club.
Signed from Arsenal's academy two years ago, Virginia has been Jordan Pickford's back-up at first-team level so far this season as Jonas Lössl deals with a back problem and made his full debut last week in the Carabao Cup against Salford City.
The Portuguese, who had a loan spell cut short at Reading last season after he made just two appearances, is expected to be between the sticks again tomorrow as the Blues visit Fleetwood Town in the third round of the same competition.
“It is a bright future for me here at the Club and I am so positive about it and so happy to sign this new deal,” Virginia told evertontv. “I feel at home here and have done since the day I joined.
"Everybody at the Club made me welcome, the fans have been terrific with me, too, so I'm so pleased to sign again.
“Mr Carlo is giving me the confidence I needed and for such an experienced manager to give me the thumbs up every day in training makes me feel even more confident.
“It is amazing. The faith of Marcel Brands means a lot, too.”
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1 Posted 22/09/2020 at 15:39:58
2 Posted 22/09/2020 at 15:51:49
3 Posted 22/09/2020 at 15:57:31
4 Posted 22/09/2020 at 15:59:47
5 Posted 22/09/2020 at 15:59:50
6 Posted 22/09/2020 at 16:10:26
7 Posted 22/09/2020 at 16:19:33
8 Posted 22/09/2020 at 17:28:48
9 Posted 22/09/2020 at 17:53:28
10 Posted 22/09/2020 at 18:02:01
He should be keep cool,calm and collected.
Good day you all dearest Evertonians and if you are seeing my post for the first time. Am part of you from LAGOS,NIGERIA.
11 Posted 22/09/2020 at 18:07:11
12 Posted 22/09/2020 at 18:32:43
By the way, Okalekan, beware of Kevin (9), he says one thing and means another!!!
13 Posted 22/09/2020 at 19:22:39
14 Posted 22/09/2020 at 19:40:54
Meanwhile, Jonas Lössl is doing... something around Finch Farm, I guess.
15 Posted 22/09/2020 at 19:49:28
16 Posted 22/09/2020 at 23:22:23
Okalekan, what's Joey Yobo and Daniel Amokachi up to these days?
17 Posted 22/09/2020 at 23:27:43
18 Posted 23/09/2020 at 08:10:39
19 Posted 23/09/2020 at 12:40:44
Thanks for your compliments at Dave #12. As for Kevin #9, I will keep my eagle eye, he must be 'ironical' in nature (smiles).
Joey Yobo is current Assitant Manager of Nigeria National Team and Amokachi is Special Adviser on Sport to Nigeria President. That's great for the Everton ex-Players.
20 Posted 23/09/2020 at 16:00:40
21 Posted 23/09/2020 at 16:23:55
Iwobi is JayJay Okocha's nephew, not Joey Yobo.
22 Posted 25/09/2020 at 02:23:22
23 Posted 25/09/2020 at 04:05:32
Nah... we don't want another Man Utd cast-off, do we? Do we? Maybe.
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