Young Everton Under-21s midfielder Luke Butterfield has agreed a new three-year deal with the Toffees that will keep him at the club until the end of June 2025. Butterfield has been at Everton since joining the Under 12s and has risen through the Academy age groups.
Speaking to Everton TV, Butterfield explained that he is a technical central midfielder who works really hard for the team and possesses a varied passing range. Butterfield explained that having a pathway to the first team and the development that takes place at Everton was pivotal in his decision to commit his future to the Club.
The 19-year-old Scotland youth international told evertonfc.com:
“It’s a great feeling to sign this deal. I’ve seen past players at Everton get to my position and then progress to where I want to be in the future.
All the staff have been so helpful in my time here. The support has been excellent, both on and off the pitch. The Club helped me a lot in moving away from home early, providing digs for me to stay in and all my transport. I can’t be more grateful to them.
“Now, I just want to play as many games as possible for the Under-21s, then hopefully get in and around the First Team and maybe even get minutes.”
Everton Director of Football, Kevin Thelwell, spoke highly of Butterfield and said :
“Luke is a very talented young player and we are delighted he has signed this new contract.
As well as having a lot of strong technical attributes, he has an excellent attitude and a real desire to learn. I’m confident Luke will continue to improve over the coming years and I’m looking forward to seeing him progress.”
To watch the full interview with Luke Butterfield click here :