Kieran Dowell has committed his future to Everton Football Club after signing a new three-year contract.
The 18-year-old, who made his senior debut for the Blues in December 2014 against FC Krasnodar in the Europa League, made his first two Premier League appearances towards the end of last season.
Dowell was handed a 10 minute run out in the 2-1 victory over Bournemouth, and followed that cameo up with his first league start in the 3-0 win over Norwich City on the last day of the campaign.
The attacking midfielder will remain with the Toffees until the summer of 2019.
And, after the ink had dried on his new deal, Dowell told Everton’s official website that he was delighted to extend his stay at Goodison Park.
“It’s a huge day for me and I’m delighted,” the teenager said.
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“I found out it might happen at the end of the season, then I’ve come back from a holiday and it was all ready to be sorted.
“You could say it’s just the beginning. All the work you put in during your time with the Academy is towards getting your first professional contract, but this really makes me feel like part of the team.
“At moments like this, whether it’s signing a contract or making your first appearances for the Club, you look back and wonder if you’d be here without your family, friends and especially the staff here. I can’t thank them enough for everything they’ve all done for me so far.”