Former Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Jamie Redknapp has been singing the praises of Everton youngster Brendan Galloway in The Daily Mail.
The 19-year-old played for the entire 90 minutes, and as it happened, the Merseyside outfit registered a 2-1 comeback victory over the Hammers at the Boleyn Ground.
Redknapp was impressed with what he saw of Galloway and has predicted a bright future for the teenager.
“I am hearing a lot about Brendan Galloway, who made an accomplished full PL debut for Everton at West Ham,” the 41-year-old wrote in The Daily Mail.
“Roberto Martinez signed the Zimbabwe-born, England U19 defender as a centre back but plans to give him plenty of experience at full back while he is learning his trade.
“My spies tell me he has good technical ability and exceptional pace. With players like him, John Stones and Ross Barkley around, Everton’s future looks bright.”
Galloway’s performance against West Ham does suggest that he has a bright future. The youngster made five tackles (won three), committed three fouls (suffered one) and had a pass accuracy of 58%.
Everton manager Roberto Martinez is well-known for his work with young players, and one suspects that the Spaniard will be giving more chances to Galloway next season.