Everton announced earlier this week that teenage goalkeeper Joe Hilton had signed a new one-year contract with the Toffees.
The 18-year-old joined the Merseyside outfit from Manchester City in 2016, and has turned out for both Everton’s Under-18 and Under-23 teams.
Hilton was also part of the first-team squad that trained in Austria last week, and he will be eyeing an appearance for the senior side after signing a deal until next summer.
It has been a very frustrating transfer window for Everton fans, with the Toffees yet to sign any new players ahead of the 2018-19 Premier League campaign.
Head coach Marco Silva said at the weekend that he was confident new players would arrive, but it has been a very quiet window at Goodison Park thus far.
The Everton supporters are pleased with the contract news regarding Hilton, however, with many taking to social media to pay tribute to the teenager.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
Seriously @Everton make a few signings, gonna be a disaster of a season if we don’t get some new players in.
— John smith (@paul_18781) July 16, 2018
Well done r kid!!! 👐
— Bob (@bob9958) July 16, 2018
Congrats Joe lad
— Pgee Ariffin (@pgee27) July 16, 2018
congrats joe mate 👍🏻⚽️
— Daniel Havern (@danielhavern1) July 16, 2018
Great signing, well done joe. Keep up the good work.
— paul (@casabrava2) July 16, 2018