Everton FC manager Carlo Ancelotti has promoted youngster Tyler Onyango to the club’s senior team.
Onyango has been featuring for the U23 side from last season but his steady growth has seen him earn promotion to the senior Premier League side.
The 17-year-old has played for England at junior levels but is eligible to feature for Harambee Stars since his father is a Kenyan while his mother is from England.
Everton’s U23 manager David Unsworth said the starlet is headed for better things in future having worked with him at junior level.
“He’s a boy with a big opportunity and, potentially, with a big future,” Unsworth told Echo.
“He looks the part, his gains are outstanding, he will get better and better. He’s got the physique, the pace…I’m trying not to get too excited too soon but I like seeing that
“All the best players start with us when they are 16 or 17, it’s always been the case and history will tell you that and he’s another one. He’s come in and he’s taken to the level straight away.”
Onyango joined the Merseyside club while he was eight years as he made progress through the Everton academy system. He did well while turning out for the U18 side before he earned promotion to the U23 team in the 2019/20 season.
Although he was promoted to the U23 side while much younger, Onyango stated that in order for him to develop further, he had to work even harder.
“I have been with the Under-23s for one year but I am only 17 and have loads to do in my development,” Onyango said in a previous interview.
“I listen and learn every day and take in as much as possible. I want to maximise my potential and see where that goes.”
The starlet signed a three-year professional contract in July when he joined the U23 side at the club.