Metcalfe signs first pro deal with Everton

Wednesday, 8 September, 2021 6comments  |  Jump to last
Jenson Metcalfe, a promising central midfielder, has signed a professional contract with Everton after agreeing on a three-year deal with the club.

It's the teenager's first pro deal and ties him to the Blues until 2024.

Jenson Metcalfe graduated to the Under-18s at the beginning of 2021 and started 7 league games, coming on as sub in 3 more games (plus one FA Youth Cup game), scoring goals against Stoke City and Sunderland.  


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Phill Thompson
1 Posted 08/09/2021 at 19:48:10
That's great news, Metcalfe has been probably our best player at U18 this season. He had an excellent debut for the U23s last season in a streamed match against Brighton and looked very composed as a 16-year-old.

There's nothing startlingly outstanding about him so forget about him breaking into the first team this season as his next task will be to get a regular place in our U23s midfield. From what I've seen of him, he's played in the 2 of a defensive midfield role; tall, thin, tackles robustly, positions himself well and has a good range of passes.

My memories from the Brighton game was of him being bundled off the ball by a bigger player and Brighton going on to score, then producing a sublime curving ball forward into their box with Bowler running on to it and being brought down for a penalty from which we scored.

It's good to see we've given him a 3-year contract so soon.

Justin Doone
2 Posted 08/09/2021 at 22:43:51
Sounds similar to Rodwell?
Steve Shave
3 Posted 08/09/2021 at 22:47:32
Not sure how many "sublime curving balls" Rodwell played in an Everton shirt? Maybe we can turn him into a centre back? 🤔
Paul Kernot
4 Posted 08/09/2021 at 23:40:07
Or a right back Steve! He'll be ready for the 1st team by the time Seamus is 40 and ready to take up his place on the coaching team.
Phill Thompson
5 Posted 09/09/2021 at 09:11:34
Eeek, hope young Jenson doesn’t get labelled as the new Rodwell! My iPad skills are not great but “that sublime curving ball” occurs about 42 m 30 sec of match play.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFyX_-nWED4

Mick Roberts
6 Posted 11/09/2021 at 13:06:29
hope he is given a chance and not forced to progress elsewhere due to lack of first team appearances like some others who have gone on to better things

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