Everton fans like what they see of left back Antonee Robinson, and they’re hoping the youngster gets more chances under Marco Silva.
When polled last month, 68 per cent of Everton fans said they should replace Leighton Baines this summer, so could the Toffees have his replacement right under their noses?
Baines will turn 34 this year, and could certainly teach Robinson a thing or two if the pair end up as Silva’s left back choices for the season.
Robinson, who joined Everton in 2015, has yet to make a senior appearance for the club, but made 30 league appearances on loan with Bolton last season.
The young American looked particularly impressive in the second half of the season, and seems to be going from strength to strength flying down the left flank.
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Fans were impressed when the 20 year-old picked up an assist recently in USA’s 3-0 win over Bolivia, and after a shaky start he had another good performance in the 1-1 draw with France this weekend.
The pacey youngster looked a little nervous from the off, but quickly got to grips with the electric France attack, and completely shut down Ousmane Dembele when the tricky winger entered the fray in the second half.
Fans are getting excited about the impressive 20 year-old, and you can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
Looked nervous at first, but played very well after the opening 10 minutes. At one point, Dembele was visibly frustrated with him.
— Mike Marshall (@chr31ter) June 10, 2018
Love to see him get a run in the first season, test him out in pre season
— Tom (@Tom99EFC) June 10, 2018
Day by day, this lad becomes more promising
— Watford are pussies lmao (@Niassesque) June 10, 2018
Be good to see him given a chance this season.
— Stephen Byrne ?? (@stebyrne84) June 10, 2018
I might be biased as an American but Robinson is solid. Might be ready to share time with Baines. Antonee would immediately be one of the fastest players in the PL.
— Ray R. (@ASURay81) June 10, 2018
Should give him a look in pre season, could be the replacement for baines
— Paul Parr (@Paul_Parr_1989) June 10, 2018
Antonee Robinson certainly looks solid enough. Could potentially save us a lot of money this summer if given a chance
— slugabed180 (@DanWilliams018) June 9, 2018