Talented goalkeeper Jack Barrett has signed a one-year contract extension with Everton.
Formby-born Barrett has been rewarded with a new deal having made consistent and impressive progress since joining the Blues’ Academy aged nine.
The 18-year-old stopper says the expert coaching and supportive environment at the Club has been central to his development.
Barrett has enjoyed a maiden campaign in the Toffees’ Under-23s squad in 2020/21 – and is eyeing a regular place in David Unsworth’s side next season.
A lifelong Evertonian, Barrett revealed the deep pride he feels in representing his boyhood team.
“I joined Everton when I was very young and I’ve always supported the Club, so I’m made up to be staying,” he told evertonfc.com.
“I’ve been here for so long but sometimes I do come into USM Finch Farm and think, ‘Wow, I’m playing for Everton, that’s mad’. Myself and my family are so proud I’m here.
“Everyone at Everton has looked after me well and helped me through each age group. I’ve worked with [goalkeeping coach] Kevin O’Brien for a number of years and he has been a big influence.
“All the other keepers are great, too. We push each other and we all want the best for each other.
“It’s a very good atmosphere. All the players get on very well and we all enjoy being part of this club.
“Next season, I just want to keep improving and try to play as many games as I can.”