'Could be a Doucoure-like figure': Some Everton fans want 'brilliant' 6ft 3in teenager called up
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'Could be a Doucoure-like figure': Some Everton fans want 'brilliant' 6ft 3in teenager called up

Everton fans have praised Tyler Onyango for his impressive display for the Toffees Under-23s on Monday night.

And with Abdoulaye Doucoure set for a spell on the sidelines, some supporters think Rafael Benitez should call Onyango up.

The 18-year-old, who joined Everton aged eight, is a “skilful, athletic midfielder” who “reads the game well and boasts impressive stamina”.

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Onyango was promoted to the Blues’ Under-23 set-up during the 2019-20 campaign after shining for the Under-18s.

He made his senior debut in January this year, coming off the bench in the FA Cup fourth-round victory over Sheffield Wednesday.

However, the 6ft 3in talent sustained a serious ankle injury in an FA Youth Cup tie back in April.

Onyango returned to full training a fortnight ago following six months of rehabilitation.

And he finally made his return to action in the Everton Under-23s’ Premier League 2 victory over Leeds United on Monday.

Onyango clocked up 80 minutes as David Unsworth’s Toffees came from two goals down to win 4-2 at Southport FC.

Meanwhile, Doucoure is expected to be out for a lengthy spell due to a stress response in his foot.

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He suffered the injury against West Ham and, while he won’t require an operation, it’s still a huge blow for Benitez.

In Doucoure’s absence, some Everton fans think Onyango should be called up to the senior squad as cover:

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