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Midfielder Onyango signs first Everton pro deal

Tyler Onyango (photo Everton FC)

Everton midfielder Tyler Onyango has signed a first professional contract with the Club, penning a three-year deal until the end of June 2023.

The 17-year-old, who joined the Blues aged eight, has been rewarded for his impressive progress throughout his time at Everton Academy.

Having consistently shone for Everton’s Under-18s team, Onyango was promoted to the Blues’ Under-23s set-up during the 2019/20 campaign.

A skilful, athletic central midfielder who boasts a tireless work-ethic and eye for goal, Onyango played in seven Premier League 2 matches before the campaign was ended early due to the coronavirus pandemic.

His development was further underlined by his selection in two of the young Blues’ Trophy games in 2019/20.

He featured in matches against Crewe Alexandra and Fleetwood Town in the competition, which sees David Unsworth’s side test themselves against senior opposition.

Tyler grew up in Kendal and attended Old Hutton primary school and QES Kirkby Lonsdale until year eight.

He has been staying with his mum, Amy Sturt in Kendal throughout the lockdown until returning to training yesterday.

Luton-born Onyango is a current England Under-17 international.