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Everton starlet Charlie Whitaker thrilled with new deal


Everton starlet Charlie Whitaker has capped off a great few days by signing a new contract.

The 19-year-old has been outstanding with the club's Under-21 side so far this season.

Whitaker managed to get a brace at the weekend in a 6-3 win over Manchester City Under-21s.

He has four goals and four assists for the Under-21s so far this term.

He has now signed a new three year deal, with director of football Kevin Thelwell stating, “Charlie has shown his undoubted talent throughout his journey in our academy and we are pleased he has committed his future to Everton."

The player stated: “I'm delighted with this new contract. It's a proud moment for me and my family. They've been working hard behind the scenes to support me and now I can focus on the future. I've worked hard [for this extension] and I'm grateful for the club for showing faith in me... It's been perfect working with Taity again. The manager's tactics help me exactly how I want to play. You're given the freedom to try things and play without fear. Him and Keith [Southern] believe in me which has been great. It's been a massive learning curve for me training with the first team, too.

“The tempo is completely different. It's faster and more intense. It's been great experience that I've learnt a lot from so far. As a kid, Frank Lampard was someone I looked up to and to learn from him now has been terrific. When you see players like Tom Davies and Anthony Gordon, it shows the pathway is there. That's why I want to stay at Everton. It's something to work towards and a goal I've set for the future. For this season, my aim is to get as many minutes as I can with the Under-21s and try to progress in the EFL Cup."

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