20-year-old talent sends message to Everton fans on Twitter after signing new contract
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Kyle John sends message to Everton fans on Twitter after signing new contract

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Everton have confirmed that young prospect Kyle John has signed a new two-year deal.

John, 20, was included in several matchday squads last season but is yet to taste competitive action in a blue shirt.

He suffered a serious ankle injury last September but battled back and told the club website that captain Seamus Coleman was a huge help.

And he posted a message on Twitter to celebrate the news of his new contract.

“It is a proud moment to sign a contract, especially with Everton,” John said. The injury was a big blow. But I was determined to get through it and back to where I was – nothing was stopping me from getting there.

“Seamus is an unbelievable player and professional. He is one I really look up to, I ask him a lot of questions and talk to him all the time. You want to be like him. He is a legend, really, isn’t he?

“When I had my operation, he rang to say he hoped I got through it. He is always there for me. Training with the first team has helped me come on massively. I feel 10 times the player I was two years ago.

“But there is not one area of my game I don’t need to improve. I can get better defensively and with my attacking, my crossing and final ball. I need to get bigger and stronger. Playing Premier League football at Goodison Park is the dream.”

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John is a right-back so it’s natural that Coleman would be a role model for him.

The Irishman is coming towards the end of his career and Everton do need a long-term replacement for him.

John’s aim will be to be that man. Coleman can mentor him as he gets closer to his first team debut and there could be a smooth transition there.

There’s a long way to go yet but this new deal is a show of faith from the club and John will have a new manager to try and impress when pre-season starts next month.

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