Three young Everton players to look out for this season

Everton manager Ronald Koeman

A potential replacement for John Stones, a talent selected to train with the senior England squad and a player with a Premier League assist under his belt. Here are three youngsters to watch out for.

With the Premier League just days away, Everton are still looking to add to their squad. The Blues have some excellent young talent.

These youngsters in particular could feature in the first team this year.

Mason Holgate

Everton's Kieran Dowell and Mason Holgate wait before being substituted

Mason Holgate is a player that's been compared to former team mate John Stones, Everton signed the teenage defender from Barnsley in 2015, the same club Everton signed Stones from. Holgate can play right back or centre back.

The 19-year old played against Manchester United in Wayne Rooney's testimonial and boss Ronald Koeman had no problem in selecting him to mark Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

After the game, Koeman praised the teenager, commenting: "He showed more confidence than some other players on the pitch. He's a big talent".

Everton fans praised the teenager with his fearless attitude with some saying that he looked more natural on the ball than Stones. Holgate is a player that can certainly make an impact this year.

Tom Davies

Everton's Tom Davies in action with Norwich's Graham Dorrans

18-year old midfielder, Tom Davies joined Everton's Academy at the age of 11. Davies made his first Premier League debut from the bench in April against Southampton.

In October 2015, the gifted midfielder was recognised by former England manager Roy Hodgson and invited to train with the senior squad. Davies was rewarded for his progress for England u-17s.

Davies has recently signed a new five-year deal after featuring prominently in pre-season and is expected to play a big role in this upcoming campaign.

Kieran Dowell

Kieran Dowell - Everton

The 18-year old midfielder signed a new three-year contract in June 2016 after a superb season for the Under-21s, scoring 11 goals, including some spectacular ones.

The talented teenager made his full debut against Norwich City in the last game of the season which saw Everton win 3-0.

Dowell made his first appearance in 2015 in the Europa League and came on as a substitute against Bournemouth in April in which he played a part in the first goal with an assist. Dowell will be hoping to impress Koeman and stay in the first-team squad.

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