Everton supporters in the Transfer Tavern are eagerly anticipating the 2018/19 Premier League season following the appointment of Marco Silva as the club’s new manager earlier in the summer.
The 40-year-old replaced the sacked Sam Allardyce in the Goodison Park hotseat back in May following the Englishman’s departure at the end of last season, this all despite leading the Toffees to an eighth place finish in the Premier League. Nonetheless, he did so in a way which wasn’t well received by Everton fans, with many thrilled to see former Hull City and Watford chief Silva lead them into the new season.
As such, there are many expectant Evertonians up and down the country, several of whom are wondering who could be the next star to break out from the club’s youth ranks in the coming years, perhaps as early as this season.
And based on his exploits for the club’s Under-18 team in recent times, that man could well be 17-year-old attacking wonderkid Korede Adedoyin.
The Englishman has been at the Everton academy since the age of ten and has since made his way up through the ranks at Goodison Park, eventually making a name for himself in the Under-18s in the last few years.
He made his debut for the side during the 2016/17 season, scoring three goals in 11 games that term, before taking it to another level last time round in netting a staggering ten goals in 19 appearances in the North division of the Under-18 Premier League, thus helping Everton to a fifth place finish in the table.
In fact, only eight players scored more than Adedoyin over the course of the season to underline his incredible credentials in front of goal, which were highlighted in one game in particular back in March when he bagged four in a 7-0 rout of Newcastle United.
And having excelled both down the flanks and indeed in a more advanced central role, the options are endless for the 17-year-old when it comes to the front line, which can only be good news for Under-23s manager David Unsworth, who could be looking at Adedoyin ahead of the 2018/19 campaign, and indeed first team boss Silva, who will likely be wondering how he can sustain success at Goodison Park over the coming years.
And given how good Adedoyin is already performing at the tender age of 17, the attacker could be set for huge things at Goodison Park in the years to come.
Everton fans… what do you think? Let us know!