In Everton under-23s most recent game David Unsworth’s side sauntered to a 4-2 win over Leicester City. It was an impressive display from the Everton youngsters and it also saw Unsworth hand two debuts at this level out to 17-year-old midfield talents.
Scotland youth international Luke Butterfield played the final seven minutes whilst Isaac Price was also brought into the action a couple of minutes previously.
So who is Isaac Price?
The 17-year-old has been a regular in Paul Tait’s under-18 side in recent times.
So far this season, the versatile creative midfielder has played 11 times for the under-18s after breaking into the team last term.
The reward for his impressive 2019-20 campaign was his first professional contract with the Toffees, which he signed on his 17th birthday in September.
Price is an energetic and creative midfielder who has been used centrally or out wide. Andre Gomes is the player in the Everton first-team he most associates with, which somewhat describes the style of play you can expect from Price.
He is also a coveted talent on the international team. Price has played youth football for both England and Northern Ireland whilst he is also eligible to represent Germany, so plenty of options should he progress into a top player at Finch Farm.
Like Butterfield, he has some filling out to do in order to be a force at under-23 level but early exposure at this level can only be a good thing for his overall development.
Everton fans will undoubtedly be keeping an eye on this newbie to the under-23 cause.