Midfielder with Kenyan roots signs contract with Everton
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Midfielder with Kenyan roots signs contract with Everton

17-year-old Tyler Onyango has signed a professional contract with Everton.

The teenager who was born to a Kenyan father and an English mother, penned a three-year deal which will run until the end of June 2023.

“Everton midfielder Tyler [Onyango] has signed a first professional contract with the club, penning a three-year deal until the end of June 2023,” the club confirmed on their official website.

“The 17-year-old, who joined the Blues aged eight, has been rewarded for his impressive progress throughout his time at Everton Academy.

“Having consistently shone for Everton’s U-18s team, Onyango was promoted to the Blues’ U-23s set-up during the 2019/20 campaign.

“A skillful, athletic central midfielder who boasts a tireless work ethic and eye for goal, Onyango played in seven Premier League 2 matches before the campaign was ended early due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“His development was further underlined by his selection in two of the young Blues’ Leasing.com Trophy games in 2019/20.

“Onyango featured in matches against Crewe Alexandra and Fleetwood Town in the competition, which sees David Unsworth’s side test themselves against senior opposition.

“Luton-born Onyango is a current England Under-17 international.”

In a recent interview, Onyango revealed he would not mind playing for the Kenya national team as he is not yet capped by the England national team.

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