Ryan Astley

A strong, composed defender with impressive quality on the ball, Wales Under-19 international Ryan Astley is a player with considerable potential.

He made his debut for Blues’ Under-23 team in March 2018 at just 16 years old, turning in what manager David Unsworth described as a “magnificent performance” in a Premier League 2 clash at Sunderland.

The 2018-19 campaign saw Astley emerge as a regular in Unsworth’s squad. He featured in each of the young Blues' final 10 matches of the season as they soared to Premier League title glory.

He also helped the Under-23s complete a trophy double as they lifted the Premier League Cup with a 1-0 victory over Newcastle United in the final at Goodison Park.

Astley signed a first professional contract with Everton in January 2019, penning a deal until the end of June 2021.

Contracted until: June 2021