Football fans all want their homegrown youngsters to succeed, but it is becoming less and less likely these days.
For generations, the elite clubs of Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal had players that came through the ranks and stayed loyal.
However, those days seem long gone, and it looks as though another one of Everton’s academy products could be on the way out.
Matthew Pennington joined the Toffees’ youth ranks in 2005 but has struggled to break into the first team.
Since graduating from the academy, the defender has had loan spells at Tranmere Rovers, Coventry City, Walsall and Leeds United.
At the moment, the 26-year-old is at Ipswich Town, where he moved to in the summer on a loan arrangement.
The defender has been impressing for the Tractor Boys, particularly recently, which led us to ask you if Pennington can revive his Everton career.
Given that current manager Marco Silva has the likes of Michael Keane, Kurt Zouma and Yerry Mina in his ranks, it is understandable that most supporters believe that Pennington will remain at the bottom of the pile.