Lewis Dobbin signs new contract with Everton

Thursday, 27 January, 2022 34comments  |  Jump to last

Lewis Dobbin has signed a new contract with Everton, penning a 3½-year deal until the end of June 2025.

The reported impasse between Everton and the exciting striking prospect that had prevented an agreement being reached until now has finally been resolved and thus should now see him remaining with the Blues through at least June 2025.

Dobbin's first professional contract with Everton was due to expire at the end of the season and there were concerns that he hold talks with other interested clubs but Everton have been keen to avoid a similar situation that saw Thierry Small walk away as a free agent last summer.

Dobbin, who has made more progress with the first team this season in three substitute appearances, has expressed his desire to remain with his boyhood cluband there was finally a breakthrough in negotiations on new terms for the 19-year-old.

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Dobbin made his Everton senior debut in September 2021 when he was introduced by Carlo Ancelotti as a substitute in the Blues' 2-0 win over Norwich City at Goodison Park.

Speaking to evertontv, Dobbin said: “It's a huge honour that the Club has put their faith in me with this new deal.

“I love Everton and I've been here for such a long time now. I'm so grateful for the chances I've been given and to all the coaches I've had during my time in the Academy.

“I'm comfortable in the environment here and I just want to make the people at Everton proud and my family proud.

“I'm going to keep working hard and keep pushing. Hopefully I can get more opportunities in the First Team and score my first goal.”

 

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Dave Abrahams
1 Posted 27/01/2022 at 12:06:12
He has signed a 3½-year contract today.
Jay Wood
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2 Posted 27/01/2022 at 12:12:48
Some good news at last!

Keith Harrison
3 Posted 27/01/2022 at 12:15:59
At least someone believes we have a decent future. Well done Lewis, very pacy skillful forward hopefully replace Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the future.

Looking forward to Lampard working with him shortly!!

Andrew Merrick
4 Posted 27/01/2022 at 12:27:51
This boy loves the game, so much potential, great news
Dennis Stevens
5 Posted 27/01/2022 at 12:33:29
It's great news, whatever happens in the short term. However, if the worst happens & we drop out of the top flight, I can't help but think we'll depend an awful lot on all these youngsters to get us back up again.
Dermot O'Brien
6 Posted 27/01/2022 at 12:40:51
Some good news at last.
Chris Cook
7 Posted 27/01/2022 at 12:41:00
Great news, no repeat of the Small nightmare. As Dennis says, if the worst does happen, we could do a lot worse than Simms and Dobbin leading the line.
Tony Everan
8 Posted 27/01/2022 at 12:43:53
Good news for the club, didn’t want us to lose another exciting prospect after Thierry Small last year. Looking forward to some pacey and energetic cameos from the bench as the season progresses.
Bill Watson
9 Posted 27/01/2022 at 12:50:35
Now let's give him some game time.
Robert Tressell
10 Posted 27/01/2022 at 13:00:40
Absolutely delighted. He is a big talent. Look forward to seeing more of him in the first team. Both he and the lad from Sunderland, Okoronkwo, have lots of pace, skill and personality.
Mick O'Malley
11 Posted 27/01/2022 at 13:02:14
This is good news. I would have been gutted if he left and went on to big things, let's hope we can make the most of his potential and he starts getting more minutes.
Jerome Shields
12 Posted 27/01/2022 at 13:02:26
Great News. Should have been signed up earlier though.
Eddie Dunn
13 Posted 27/01/2022 at 13:04:47
Very heartening to hear him say such good things. He needs minutes and gives us something different to the other front men.
Dave Williams
14 Posted 27/01/2022 at 13:11:26
Great news. Frankie will work well with him!!??
Dale Rose
15 Posted 27/01/2022 at 13:27:24
Excellent news.
Mark Ryan
16 Posted 27/01/2022 at 13:53:25
Good choice Lewis. The new Bob Latchford. Put some weight on, grow your hair a bit.
I know he's nowt like Bob and not in that mould at all but imagine unearthing someone who knows where the back of the net is, finally !!
Jamie Crowley
17 Posted 27/01/2022 at 14:07:38
This kid's got oodles of talent. He's also a fantastic embodiment of why I want Lampard over other candidates.

Lampard will actually play him.

Tom Harvey
18 Posted 27/01/2022 at 14:29:37
Sign of the times that a kid would even delay signing a contract with a prem team that's given him his chance. If he shows any ability expect him to agitate for a move or big pay increase.

Martin Reppion
19 Posted 27/01/2022 at 14:47:29
In a season of bad news this is a glimmer of light.
He looks to have real pace and the attitude to learn from those around him.
I look forward to seeing him progress up the ladder.
Martin Reppion
20 Posted 27/01/2022 at 14:47:29
In a season of bad news this is a glimmer of light.
He looks to have real pace and the attitude to learn from those around him.
I look forward to seeing him progress up the ladder.
Brent Stephens
21 Posted 27/01/2022 at 14:56:38
Tom #16. Bingo for Dobbin and Everton if he were to show enough ability to agitate for a rise! This is what we want, surely - for the young lads to come through and deliver.
Rob Halligan
22 Posted 27/01/2022 at 14:56:44
Great news this. Watched him the other night playing for the U23’s, although I did tune in to see how Patterson fared. Both looked sharp with bags of pace, so let’s see Patterson, Anthony Gordon and Dobbin all playing down the right side in the cup game against Brentford and rip them apart.

Danny, see you at Wembley!!

Danny O’Neill
23 Posted 27/01/2022 at 15:44:18
Green Man end Rob, not Slimeyspoons or what ever that place on the industrial estate is called!

I said on the earlier thread, I wonder if we are seeing the fruits of Brands' work? Alleged and apparent restructure of the academy set up by promoting younger players into the U18s early and likewise, U18s into the U23s to accelerate their development.

I thought Patterson grew into that game Rob. He'll come good once he adjusts. Dobbin adds energy - I still see a potential number 10. Branthwaite and Warrington to come as well and I am liking Stanley Mills the more I see him.

I have to unfortunately finish on a negative; am I missing something or have I just watched games where Simms has had an off day? I confess to only having seen him play about 3 or 4 times.

Phill Thompson
24 Posted 27/01/2022 at 15:50:14
Tom #16, that’s why they have agents. They don’t accept the first offer, they negotiate a deal that could set up a young teenager for life and it’s a simple but not underhand trick to wait until January when if necessary he can consider a pre contract with say a foreign club, strengthening their bargaining hand.
Dobbin is completely different from Small who never committed to a pro contract and refused to train with the Club despite having a Scholarship contract. Dobbin did sign a pro contract, this is his second contract. Good on him, he’s got a deal he’s happy with and so are most Evertonians.
Paul Birmingham
25 Posted 27/01/2022 at 16:40:38
Great news and made up, and good to see some loyalty to the club.

Now to see if the manager saga is ending or more twists to come.

Stability and unity seem light years away, but now more than ever they are needed to fight and stay in this league.

Justin Doone
26 Posted 27/01/2022 at 16:57:42
Like Simms he's raw and he needs to continue to improve and develop. The best option is a loan to play 'real competitive' football.

A League One loan would help guarantee regular starts.

Simms is an old fashioned centre forward who strikes the ball well.
Dobbin is a modern forward with decent pace and movement.

How good they could become is largely down to their work ethic and luck to stay injury-free and grab an opportunity.

Dale Self
27 Posted 27/01/2022 at 16:59:50
Some much needed good news. Get in there Lewis!
Brent Stephens
28 Posted 27/01/2022 at 17:11:11
Danny #21 " am I missing something or have I just watched games where Simms has had an off day? I confess to only having seen him play about 3 or 4 times."

Danny, I think Simms has struggled a bit in some recent games, but I thought on Monday he did well against his marker - better than Dobbin this week though Dobbin's marker was impressive.

Mike Gaynes
29 Posted 27/01/2022 at 17:26:50
Yes. Just yes.
Brian Wilkinson
30 Posted 27/01/2022 at 17:34:50
Yes great news at last, good luck to Simms on his loan spell, but think Dobbin is the one out of the two, so glad we still have him.
Tom Harvey
31 Posted 27/01/2022 at 18:55:56
Phil Thompson @ 22

"Tom #16, that’s why they have agents. "

Yes indeed!

Phil, I'm merely saying it used to be the case up until very recently that these kids coming through accepted a contract from their first club, the one that give them their first chance without queston.

They're literally now agitating while still in the womb of the U23's and not yet born into the full team. These contracts they hand out to newborns (using the metaphor above) are pretty much standard and signed immediately, you'd be a Messi, Mbabbe to think you have something special above and beyond, does he?

Danny O’Neill
32 Posted 27/01/2022 at 21:02:07
I'll have to watch him more Brent. I never like to judge too early. He's young and all players develop differently as well as peak, dip and then rise again during their development.

I know you can never tell and there are many false dawns, but there seems to be a good batch coming through.

Paul Kernot
33 Posted 27/01/2022 at 21:28:38
Two bits of great news today. Lampard will get the managers job now, then he'll play the likes of Dobbin, Patterson, Gordon, Branthwaite and Mykolenko.

As noted above, some much-needed light at the end of this god awful tunnel, and hopefully it's not from a torch with Moshiri coming to dump more shit on us.

Jack Convery
34 Posted 28/01/2022 at 10:38:05
Some good news at last. Now keep it coming.

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