Could Antonee Robinson be the long-term solution to Everton's left-back needs?

Antonee Robinson of Bolton Wanderers gets to the ball ahead of Joe Bryan (l) and Marlon Pack (r) of Bristol City during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bolton Wanderers and Bristol...

The 20-year-old has had a fine season with Bolton Wanderers on loan.

Antonee Robinson of Bolton Wanderers gets to the ball ahead of Joe Bryan (l) and Marlon Pack (r) of Bristol City during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bolton Wanderers and Bristol...Antonee Robinson of Bolton Wanderers 

One matter that will surely be on the summer agenda for Everton will be the club’s need to bring a new left-back.

Leighton Baines has been a wonderful servant to the club but his time as the starter in the position is coming to an end with age and injury decimating his recent form for the club.

But do Everton already have the answer to their problems, currently out on loan in the Championship?

Leighton Baines of Everton in action during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Everton at Selhurst Park on November 18, 2017 in London, England.Leighton Baines of Everton in action

The player in question is not Brendan Galloway, but rather Antonee Robinson.

The 20-year-old defender has been on the books at Everton for nearly ten years and has steadily progressed up the ranks into becoming one of their top talents for the future.

In order to gain first-team football the USA youth international was loaned out to Championship side Bolton Wanderers at the start of the season.

It seemed a high level for him to go and play his first senior football and there would have been doubts he has what it takes.

However, he has been fantastic for the Trotters in their brave fight to remain in the Championship.

He has featured regularly for Bolton, 22 times to be precise, and been impressive at a level he has previously not featured at.

Luke Amos of Tottenham and Antonee Robinson of Everton during the Premier League II match between Tottenham Hotspur and Everton at the Lamex Stadium on August 15, 2016 in Stevenage,...Luke Amos of Tottenham and Antonee Robinson of Everton

Bolton and Everton fans have been pleasantly surprised by his progression this season and Everton have a rich history of bringing through talent from the youth team.

Rather than spend bag-loads of money on a replacement for Baines they should allow him another season as the number one left-back, with Robinson acting as his reserve.

It could be the 20-year-old can go on to save Everton millions in the transfer market and become something of a homegrown hero.

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