Everton Under-21s midfielder Sean McAllister has signed a one-year contract extension with the Club until the end of June 2023.
The Northern Ireland youth international has been rewarded with a new deal having made impressive progress since joining the Blues’ Academy in 2019.
A hard-working midfielder with a varied passing range and eye for goal, McAllister explained why he believes he is in the perfect environment to elevate his game.
The 19-year-old told evertonfc.com: “It feels brilliant to sign this contract.
“Myself and my family are so happy, as I’ve loved being at Everton ever since I joined three years ago.
“It’s such a family-orientated club. Everyone around the place makes you feel so welcome.
“Now I just want to kick on and improve all aspects of my game. I want to create more chances and develop my defensive play.”
The 2022/23 season will see McAllister work with new Everton Under-21s Head Coach Paul Tait – a manager he enjoyed significant success with during his time with the Blues’ Under-18s.
McAllister captained Everton Under-18s on several occasions and played a key role in their thrilling run to the FA Youth Cup quarter-finals in 2020/21, memorably netting a match-winning double as the young Blues beat tournament favourites Chelsea 2-1 in the last 16.
“I am very excited to be working with Paul Tait again,” McAllister said.
“When I heard the news that he was promoted to the Under-21s, I was over the moon.
“We have a very good relationship. He has helped me a lot on and off the field.
“I can’t wait for the new season start and I want to hit the ground running.”
Everton Director of Football, Kevin Thelwell, added: “We are very pleased Sean has signed a new contract.
“Sean has a lot of the key elements you require as a midfielder – technical ability, energy, composure and a strong work-ethic– and we are looking forward to helping him continue to progress.”
Everton loanee Sean McAllister has revealed that Inverness boss Duncan Ferguson wants him to work his socks off to make an impact in games. The 21-year-old midfielder’s performances for Everton’s development side turned some heads and ex-Toffees star Ferguson decided to take him on loan to Inverness for the rest of the season in January. And Ferguson handed McAllister his Inverness debut in the Scottish Championship game against Queens Park at the weekend. McAllister admitted that he is aware that Ferguson is an Everton legend and believes that he has been provided with a great opportunity to learn from him. “The gaffer is an Everton legend and the chance to play under him is great”, McAllister was quoted as saying by the Press and Journal. “When I first came to Everton, he was the assistant and seen him around and it will be a pleasure to work under him. “He says he wants to see me work my socks off and to create chances and score goals from games.”
The youngster also revealed that Ferguson wants him to work hard to create chances and score goals for Inverness.