Everton fans and Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler react on Twitter as Lewis Warrington pens first Toffees professional contract

(THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Layton Stewart of Liverpool and Lewis Warrington of Everton in action during the U18 Premier League game at USM Finch Farm on October 5, 2019 in...

The Goodison Park academy graduate has been impressive for the Toffees U18s.

(THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Layton Stewart of Liverpool and Lewis Warrington of Everton in action during the U18 Premier League game at USM Finch Farm on October 5, 2019 in...

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:

According to his profile page on the Everton website, Warrington counts Toffees left-back Leighton Baines as his football hero.

Leighton Baines of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton and Southampton at Goodison Park on May 5, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

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