According to The Liverpool Echo, Everton are planning to keep their prolific young prospect Ellis Simms until at least January.
David Unsworth revealed that Simms – who has 51 goals for the Toffees at youth level – will gain vital experience by taking part in first-team training under Carlo Ancelotti.
The Echo quote Unsworth as saying: ‘He’s a great lad and he’s going to stay with us until January and we’re going to work with him tirelessly.
‘He’ll get his opportunities training with the first-team which is a great carrot for him.’
At just 19 years of age, Simms has plenty of time on his side, and it seems that the Toffees have a plan for him. Rightly so given his potential.
Last year, The Sun revealed that Bayern Munich were eyeing the teenager, who was once on Manchester City’s books before being released.
With a player like Moise Kean struggling for game-time under Ancelotti – he has played just 13 league minutes this term – it seems far-fetched to think that Simms will get first-team action anytime soon.
However, the club’s decision, which Unsworth revealed, feels like the right one.
While a loan move into a senior set-up can be fantastic exposure to the football world, surely no harm can be done by having the English prospect tutored by Ancelotti while also learning from Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin first hand.