Transfer deadline day and for the most part speculation has gone into overdrive and it’s difficult to know what’s genuine or just media faff.
— Everton (@Everton) August 9, 2018
One thing that Everton have confirmed today was two new contracts for youngster Kieran Dowell and Callum Connolly.
The Academy graduates have both signed new three-year deals at the club keeping the 20-year-old’s at Goodison Park until the summer of 2021.
Dowell impressed last season during a loan spell out with Nottingham Forest where he scored ten times in 43 matches and Connolly took in 36 matches for Ipswich Town, scoring four times. Both were also part of the England Under 21 squad that lifted the Toulon Tournament over the summer, 12 months after playing their part in the Under 20 World Cup win.
Having penned his new deal, Connolly now immediately heads out to Wigan Athletic on a loan spell for the remainder of the campaign as he continues his development at Championship level in 2018/19 and with Dowell not heading out, chances improve that he is in Marco Silva’s plans for the coming campaign following his pre-season involvement.
One or two more to go
— Ijas Cholakkal ㊙ (@Barcelona_ijas) August 9, 2018
UP THE TOFFEES
— Callum (@callumtaitt) August 9, 2018
— Sam (@efcsamuel) August 9, 2018
Not now! Get to the good stuff
— Brent Goldman (@bgoldman22) August 9, 2018
Great trolling blues!
— Al (@a1mc) August 9, 2018
Love this news. Big futures.
— Trevor Edwards (@blackrodblue) August 9, 2018
Good luck to him three year deals for both of them are excellent as well. With him and Robinson Wigan will hopefully do well this season
— Nath (@Nath_Godfrey) August 9, 2018
Best of luck Callum ????
— David Sandle (@DavidSandle) August 9, 2018
All best ????????
— jenny (@_jennifer1878) August 9, 2018
It’s fair to say some weren’t happy with the announcement as they felt it would be another incoming, but you can’t have everything eh.