Unsworth claims Dennis Adeniran has been promoted to Everton's first-team

David Unsworth, Caretaker Manager of Everton celebrates as Gylfi Sigurdsson of Everton scores the first everton goal during the Premier League match between Southampton and Everton at St...

Adeniran is yet to make a Premier League appearance since he joined the Toffees from Fulham for £4m but has he won over Marco Silva?

Dennis Adeniran of Everton during the Premier League 2 match between Everton and Blackburn Rovers at Goodison Park on September 16, 2019 in Liverpool, England.

David Unsworth has admitted to the Liverpool Echo that Dennis Adeniran has been promoted to Everton’s first-team squad as he awaits a professional debut under Marco Silva.

Everton have won the Premier League 2 title twice in the last three seasons with the likes of Tom Davies, Jonjoe Kenny, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Beni Baningime being rewarded for their impressive performances at reserve level with debuts for the senior side.

And Adeniran, who moved to Goodison Park from Fulham two years ago in a deal that could rise to £4 million (Sky), may be about to follow in their footsteps.


A central midfielder who can also play out wide, the 20-year-old played 25 games as Unsworth led Everton to the U23 title in May and the former left-back has revealed that Adeniran has since caught Silva’s eye with his energetic displays.

"There's a potential of Dennis," Unsworth said. “He trains with the first-team every day which is great for him and he's getting his games with us.

"[A loan] might be a possibility but it wouldn't surprise me if he stayed until the end of the season with the first-team so who knows?"

David Unsworth head coach of Everton u23's during the Premier League Cup: Semi Final match between Swansea City and Everton at the Liberty Stadium on May 04, 2019 in Swansea, Wales.

Everton will host Watford in the EFL Cup fourth round at the end of October and Adeniran will be hoping to make his debut in England’s secondary cup competition.

And, with Andre Gomes and Jean-Philippe Gbamin struggling for injuries at the start of the season, don’t rule out the England youth star playing Premier League football for the first time before too long.

Dennis Adeniran of Everton celebrates after the Premier League Cup Final match between Everton and Newcastle United at Goodison Park on May 08, 2019 in Liverpool, England.

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