It has been confirmed that youngster Matthew Pennington has agreed a new two year deal with Everton.
The club confirmed on their official Twitter account that Pennington has agreed to a new deal and will remain at the club until the summer of 2019.
The deal sees the club rewarding the 22-year-old for his hard work within training as well as for the Everton under-23 squad.
Due to the injuries of Ramiro Funes Mori and Seamus Coleman, Pennington has been handed opportunities by manager Ronald Koeman to play for the first team and he has appeared in the team’s last two matches.
Pennington will need to prove his worth over the next few games in order to prove his worth to Koeman and establish himself within the team to get more opportunities next season.
With Ashley Williams, Leighton Baines and Phil Jagielka now towards the latter phases of their careers, Koeman may be looking to give younger players more opportunities.