Everton U23s centre-back, Kyle John, has signed a new 2-year deal that extends his contract through June 2023.
With his current contract set to expire at the end of this month, the 20-year-old — who has still to make his Premier League debut despite training with the first team sitting on the bench for six Premier League games last season — is now looking to play a greater part with the first team.
Kyle featured in two pre-season friendlies last year but suffered a serious ankle injury while playing for Everton Under-23s that kept him sidelined for a good part of the season, although he did play in 16 of the 24 PL2 games.
Speaking to evertontv, he said: "It is a proud moment to sign a contract, especially with Everton.
“I felt as good as I ever had [at the beginning of the season] and the injury was a big blow.
“But I was determined to get through it and back to where I was — nothing was stopping me from getting there."He added: "Training with the first team has helped me come on massively. I feel 10
times the player I was two years ago.
"But there is not one area of my game I don't need to improve. I can get better defensively and with my attacking, my crossing and final ball.
"I need to get bigger and stronger. Playing Premier League football at Goodison Park is the dream."
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1 Posted 21/06/2021 at 14:50:35
2 Posted 21/06/2021 at 17:04:08
3 Posted 21/06/2021 at 18:38:59
4 Posted 21/06/2021 at 21:09:16
5 Posted 21/06/2021 at 21:22:06
6 Posted 22/06/2021 at 09:04:30
7 Posted 24/06/2021 at 02:51:21
For pace and quickness, where would you place Kyle on a scale from Seamus to Jonjoe?
8 Posted 24/06/2021 at 15:28:02
9 Posted 24/06/2021 at 16:18:35
A good deal faster than Seamus? This kid must fly. Among other things, we definitely need athletes.
So, a 2 year deal, I'm guessing, means Kyle goes out on loan to see if we actually have something in him?
10 Posted 25/06/2021 at 10:00:23
He's fairly small so for a defensive player he definitely needs to bulk up and work on his strength.
On pace, his small stature gives him an advantage of quick acceleration over 5 years. But he's not particularly quick in general.
I'd back Seamus in a 60 yard race, especially whist keeping the ball under control.
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