What The Papers Say - 19 May
Southgate praises Stones and reaction to the U18s' title success.
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Everton Under-18s’ title triumph receives plenty of coverage in Monday’s issue of the Liverpool Echo.
On the back page, coach Kevin Sheedy says his young Blues have the potential to kick-on and become future first-team stars at Goodison Park.
Arsenal’s FA Cup success on Saturday ensures that Everton will enter next season’s Europa League in the group stage. The Echo has celebrated the Toffees’ return to continental competition with a series of European-based features in a special 16-page pull-out.
Elsewhere, England Under-21s coach Gareth Southgate has spoken to the Daily Star, Daily Mail and Daily Mirror of his satisfaction that John Stones has been included in the Three Lions preliminary World Cup squad.
And in the Daily Telegraph ’s ‘summer splurge’ double-page spread, it is claimed that Everton will have a transfer budget in the region of £18million, with Gareth Barry, Romelu Lukaku, Gerard Deulofeu and Jack Rodwell all among the names speculated to be on Roberto Martinez's 'wanted list'.