The Goodison Park academy graduate has been impressive for the Toffees U18s.
A number of Everton fans - plus Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler - have taken to Twitter to comment on the news that the Toffees have handed academy ace and lifelong Blue Lewis Warrington his first professional contract with the Goodison Park club.
The 17-year-old has been at Everton for 11 years, joining the Goodison ranks aged six, and has now established himself as an important member of Paul Tait's Under-18s side, who currently sit fourth in the table.
Described by the Everton site as an "energetic, technically-accomplished attacking midfield player", Warrington has penned a deal with his boyhood club until the end of June 2022.
“I’ve put in a lot of hard work and sacrifices, so to make this next step and sign a pro deal means everything,” the season-ticket holder in the Gwladys Street told the official Everton website.
"I’ve been at Everton for 11 years and the support has been immense from the start. The coaching I’ve had here has been incredible. Every coach I have had has added something to my game. They’ve helped make me the player I am, and I’ve got to keep going."
Here is some of the social media reaction to Warrington's deal:
Well done Lew....— Robbie Fowler (@Robbie9Fowler) 12 October 2019
can he start vs. West Ham?— Fordham Toffees (@efc_fordham) 11 October 2019
Well done Lewis— Trevor Edwards (@blackrodblue) 11 October 2019
Nice one Lewis, good luck— Johnny H (@1878Johnny) 11 October 2019
Looking forward to working with big Sam no doubt......— stephen beaumont (@Beaumont10S) 11 October 2019
Fantastic...best of luck— Robert Ward (@RobertW81700248) 11 October 2019
Good Luck to you!— Patrick Butler (@buitleir) 11 October 2019
Know taking bets for how many times the youngster gets loaned out before being released or sold.— ƈɦʀɨֆ ɮǟʟʟ (@Chris_Bally) 11 October 2019
According to his profile page on the Everton website, Warrington counts Toffees left-back Leighton Baines as his football hero.
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