The Everton full-back will spend next season on loan at Fulham but what did their fans think of the move?
Everton left-back Luke Garbutt has joined Fulham on loan for next season and it is fair to say his move has generated plenty of talk on social media.
The 22-year-old is a wonderful young talent who may have only made 12 appearances for Everton’s first-team to date but who looks destined for a very bright future at Goodison Park.
Leighton Baines’ presence at the Toffees always meant a loan move for Garbutt was the most likely option, and Everton manager Roberto Martinez will no doubt be hoping that this temporary switch works as effectively as Seamus Coleman’s loan move to Blackpool back in 2010.
Garbutt has played 11 times for England’s under-21s and his talent is such that he will surely play week in, week out for Fulham as the Cottagers attempt to put a disappointing Championship campaign behind them and push for promotion back to the top flight next season.
Following the news we took to Twitter to see what Everton and Fulham fans thought and you can read a selection of what we found below:
Coleman's loan to Blackpool did him wonders. Garbutt's at Fulham will do the same for him. Good luck @luke_garbutt— Amy Wilson (@blue_nose_amy) July 25, 2015
I wouldn't have sent Garbutt to Fulham personally. I'd rather he got PL experience at somewhere like Norwich.— Ross (@rossEFC95) July 25, 2015
Good loan move for Luke Garbutt. Coleman's loan in the Championship did him the world of good. Needs to be playing regularly.— Paul O'Mara (@PaulEFC86) July 25, 2015
Luke Garbutt is a great signing— Jack (@JackReynders) July 25, 2015
Also really not arsed about what team Garbutt plays for as long as he's playing. It doesn't really matter.— #WelcomeCleverley (@ToffeeTweeter) July 25, 2015
I thought Garbutt would of got a Premier League loan, the way some were getting on here about him he should be at Barca! Good luck to him.— Stephen Leary (@MrandMrsEverton) July 25, 2015
Quite disappointed that Garbutt has only gone to Fulham but at least we know he's definitely gonna be starting week in week out— dan (@dannyldownes) July 25, 2015