Ellis Simms’ record for Everton’s Under-23 side in the Premier League 2 this season must be respected.
Simms netted a brace against Arsenal’s Under-23 side on Monday night, which led to a number of Everton fans taking to social media to praise him.
That boy can finish! Needs to sort his barnet out, though.
— Thommo ⚘ (@waynethompson73) January 14, 2020
@ChrisPitchy shades of Lukaku at his best! 🙂
— Head in the sand (@JohnPitchy) January 14, 2020
Love this kid! Work bro!! 🔵⚪️
— Jeff Lampkin (@lampdizl) January 14, 2020
No doubting the lad knows where the back of the net is!
— Simon Cooper (@simoncooper107) January 14, 2020
Others, meanwhile, have claimed that the teenager must be nearing a first-team appearance for the Toffees due to his record in front of goal.
Going to be some player Ellis Simms you know! Pace, power and finish! Can’t wait to see him in the first team!
— Adam (@TurpoEFC) January 14, 2020
Get that lad in the first team
— Simon Joseph Villiers (@simonjv91) January 14, 2020
Really looking forward to this lad banging them in for the first team. So long as the pathway is right, i cant see why he wont.
— Matt ♿️ (@Matt_S_1982) January 14, 2020
One fan even claimed that Simms is world-class; that might be a touch premature when considering that he has not yet made a first-team appearance.
Did he play for Everton? Simple question but a lot tougher than you think…
However, as well as an impressive record at Under-21 level, he has also scored 41 times in 44 appearances for Everton’s Under-18s, which is quite stunning.
Kids world class
— Alfie Taylor (@Alfiergt03) January 14, 2020
There are currently no indications that Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti is considering Simms for a first-team appearance, although the Italian will surely find it difficult to ignore the teenager if he continues to find the back of the net for the 23s.
Meanwhile, the Merseyside giants are reportedly interested in signing this Champions League star during the current transfer window.