'Unreal', 'get him in the first team': Some Everton fans wowed by 17-year-old's 'top class' U23 display
A number of Everton fans have praised Charlie Whitaker for his goalscoring display for the Toffees Under-23s on Friday night.
Everton hosted Derby in Southport and picked up their first Premier League 2 victory of the season, Whitaker’s goal proving the difference.
The 17-year-old received the ball inside the area before slotting into the corner of the net, nutmegging his marker on the way.
Everton dominated much of the first half but had to work hard for their victory as the Rams pushed for an equaliser in the second half.
Whitaker now has three goals from four PL2 games this season, and Toffees supporters were delighted to see him impressing once again.
Here is what some Everton fans said on Twitter:
Charlie Whitaker is the best player of Everton U23 in this match. The 17-year-old midfielder is creating all the toffees plays and has scored the only goal so far. In this PL2 your numbers are very exciting: 4 games and 3 goals. He's a player to watch!#PL2— Arthur Pessoa (@ArthurElci) September 10, 2021
GER HIM IN THE FERST TEAM 🥴— ben (@benatherton10) September 10, 2021
Unreal this kid— Paul Parr (@Paul_Parr_1989) September 10, 2021
Charlie Whitaker again for the U23's. Needs some first team experience soon methinks.— Everton Nova Scotia (@EFCNovaScotia) September 10, 2021
Charlie Whitaker scored again has he jheeez— Danny (@Danny_EFC6) September 10, 2021
Top quality mate 💙— Jackcoyle912 (@912Coyle) September 10, 2021
Smashing it mate. Well done— Paul Albertsen (@paulsteenalbo) September 11, 2021
I'd say get Whittaker in the first team but I'm still waiting on Simms to get that chance…— Stroudinho ⚽️💙 (@jstroud3) September 10, 2021
Whitaker has been with the Blues since the age of 12 and signed a professional contract last September.
He won the Under-18 Player of the Season award last term and, following promotion to the Under-23s, continues to shine.