Midfielder Tyler Onyango has recently been fast-tracked to the U23s after a string of noteworthy displays for the U18s team, impressing during Everton’s 1-1 draw in the Premier League Cup.
Tyler Onyango managed to rack up four goals and an assist in ten games for the U18s this season, turning the heads of academy bosses who think it is high time he should be plying his trade up another level with the U23s side.
Onyango, who bagged a sublime side-footed finish and played an integral role during the Toffees 10-0 U18 win over Sunderland, caught the eye of club staff after dominating in that league – putting particular emphasis on his extraordinary height and composure on the ball.
The 16-year-old stands at an impressive 6ft 1in for his age, drawing comparisons with former Everton cult hero Marouane Fellaini – and U23s boss David Unsworth clearly sees the potential in a player to watch out for.
The central midfielder impressed before being substituted in Everton’s 1-1 draw with Plymouth Argyle in the Premier League Cup, with Toffees supporters hopeful that it wasn’t due to injury.
Judging by Everton’s history of producing high-quality academy starlets, evident by the likes of Wayne Rooney and Leon Osman, it’s not completely unreasonable to suggest Onyango could feature in the first team sooner rather than later – especially with injury problems being a key factor in the first team.
Knocks to Andre Gomes and Fabian Delph have seen the strength in depth of Everton’s midfield somewhat depleted, with a player like Onyango potentially adding some new blood.
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