A club post from Everton has left the club’s supporters gushing over Ellis Simms and demanding he is awarded first-team minutes.
On Tuesday morning, the club posted a video showing the 19-year-old forward bagging a brace against Arsenal for the Under-23s on Monday night (as per Everton), which had fans gushing over the young talent.
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— Everton (@Everton) January 14, 2020
Really looking forward to this lad banging them in for the first team. So long as the pathway is right, i cant see why he wont.
— Matt ?? (@Matt_S_1982) January 14, 2020
Love this kid! Work bro!! ???
— Jeff Lampkin (@lampdizl) January 14, 2020
One fan even suggested they saw shades of former Everton star Romelu Lukaku in the youngster, which is a huge compliment for young Simms, as the Belgian produced 87 goals in 166 games for the Toffees.
@ChrisPitchy shades of Lukaku at his best! 🙂
— Head in the sand (@JohnPitchy) January 14, 2020
No doubting the lad knows where the back of the net is!
— Simon Cooper (@simoncooper107) January 14, 2020
Kids world class
— Alfie Taylor (@Alfiergt03) January 14, 2020
Will Ellis Simms have a first-team future with the Toffees?
Yes, got bags of talent
No, just won't work out
This season, the young forward has featured in 15 games for the Under-23s, in which he has bagged an impressive eight goals (as per Transfermarkt).
While some fans were speculating that Simms had a big future ahead of him, others were keen to see the youngster in the first team before too long.
Greenwood is flying for United and Simms can’t get a look in. Madness
— Chris Laffey (@laffey31) January 14, 2020
If only our first team was this good…
— Tom’s (Very Strong) Opinions ?? (@TomBeattie890) January 14, 2020
Going to be some player Ellis Simms you know! Pace, power and finish! Can’t wait to see him in the first team!
— Adam (@TurpoEFC) January 14, 2020
He’s killing it for me on fifa, banged in 50 goals already, must not be far off getting in the first team
— markwalsh (@madmiyagi) January 14, 2020
What do we think?
As the highlights from the clash with Arsenal show, the young striker has some real technique to his game (as per Everton), however, the jump from academy football to senior level can sometimes be a hefty one.
If Everton fans are right in their thinking, though, the Toffees could have some player on their hands if he realises his potential.