Adam Jones has shared the news that youngster Mathew Mallon has now left Everton and is set to sign for Blackburn Rovers.
The Lowdown: Following Unsworth
It has been reported that Toffees under-23 manager and Academy Director David Unsworth is also leaving Goodison Park to pursue the chance of becoming a first-team coach.
One of his players in Mallon is set to follow him out the exit door, in what could be the start of a mass exodus at youth level on Merseyside.
The Latest: Mallon leaves Everton
Taking to Twitter, Liverpool Echo journalist Jones has shared the news that the ‘exciting’ Mallon has now ‘quietly left’ the Toffees and will make a move to a Championship club in the summer.
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Jones expanded on the news line in a corresponding article, stating that the 18-year-old is set to sign for Blackburn in July after captaining Everton’s under-18s on a number of occasions this season.
The Verdict: Shame
It is certainly a shame that the Blues have lost yet another promising academy prospect, after Thierry Small joined Southampton back in August.
Describing his pace, strength, defending and crossing as his ‘main assets‘, Mallon featured heavily for both the under-18s and under-23s at Everton, playing 35 times in total over the last two campaigns, scoring two goals and providing a further two assists (Transfermarkt).
Nonetheless, the Toffees will now be hoping to have no regrets as they watch the right-back’s development from a distance.
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