Many Everton fans have been left reacting to some news that has emerged on Tyler Onyango.
As per The Athletic journalist Patrick Boyland, the youngster was close to making Rafa Benitez’s squad for their 5-2 loss to Watford at Goodison Park last weekend, following Abdoulaye Doucoure’s absence.
Should Everton play Onyango more?
Onyango has apparently impressed behind the scenes since returning from injury, and is even seen by some as the ‘natural successor’ to Doucoure.
Of course, those are big boots to fill for an 18-year-old, but Onyango has already made his senior debut for the Merseyside club, and has already played in 28 games over the past three seasons for the U23’s despite his age, scoring two goals and making a further three assists (Transfermarkt).
Nonetheless, with such a thin squad already and a few midfield players injured at the moment (Transfermarkt), perhaps Onyango may get his chance to impress away at Wolves in the Premier League on Monday night.
Everton fans on Onyango news
These Toffees supporters seemingly want Onyango to be given a chance after the news was shared on Twitter, with one Blue even going as far as to claim that he is a ‘great prospect’:
“Is he fit? Didn’t he go off at half time in under 23 game on Monday? I’d give him a go”
“Hopefully he’s in at the expense of Tom Davies for the next squad.”
“Let’s get him on the pitch ASAP he cannot be any worse than what we’ve got, need to give these promising youngsters a chance before they leave then we have to pay millions for them !!!”
“Get him in. I’d rather go to Wolves on Monday and watch the lad and get behind him than to see a certain few other individuals get yet another chance and not deliver.”
“He looks a great prospect but why has Gbamin not played?”
“Tyler Onyango has been high on my list of young players at the club who has technical ability but also physical attributes to make the step up. Discussed Doucoure replacements with @MightyBluesYT last season. Everton still have same issues under Benitez.”
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