Many Everton fans have been reacting to an update from Phil Kirkbride on Toffees starlet Thierry Small.
Writing in his latest piece for The Liverpool Echo, the journalist has claimed that an offer of a professional contract is still on the table for the 16-year-old, as he is only eligible to sign a pro deal when he turns 17 in August.
Should Small get more first-team opportunities for Everton?
It is not yet clear whether he will sign that deal, as a number of clubs in the Premier League, including both Arsenal and Manchester United, are interested in signing him.
With clubs of that calibre are interested in him, Small is clearly a talent, making his debut for the first team in the FA Cup back in January and duly becoming the youngest player in their history to do so. Thus, the Goodison Park faithful will be hoping that he does end up signing the deal.
Everton fans on Small update
These Everton supporters expressed their desire for Small to stay put as Kirkbride’s update was shared across Twitter:
“Be a shame if he leaves.”
“Such an exciting young prospect, we should do all that we can to ensure he stays. Having Baines and Digne around will also do the young gun a world of good @Everton @EvertonAcademy”
“Type of player we have to hold on to”
“Really don’t want him to leave tbh”
“This guy is too good we can’t let him leave”
“Would be a disaster if we were to fail to convince one of England’s brightest young talents to stay at the club, and see him leave to a rival on a free transfer.”
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