Everton are enjoying a fantastic end to the season.
Having won four of their last six matches, the Toffees faithful are holding out hope for a Europa League qualification spot.
As such, next season could see a congested fixture list placed before Marco Silva in what will be his second campaign in charge. Subsequently, the Portuguese tactician could be forced to look deeper into his squad.
Here are five youth stars who could have a big impact at Everton next season:
The 21-year-old midfielder enjoyed a terrific season on loan at Nottingham Forest last year, and has been an important squad player for Sheffield United this time around. A threat from any dead-ball situation, Dowell could be invaluable on cold, wet Europa League nights a long way from home. Just aim the cross at Yerry Mina…
This is one name to get excited about! The winger has been in terrific form on loan at Galatasaray this season, and even made a handful of appearances in the Champions League. Packing bags of pace and a keen eye for goal, the 21-year-old is a strong bet to play a big part next term.
His Bolton side may be doomed in lots of ways, but Everton could have a use for Joe Williams back home next season. The 22-year-old is a reliable, ball-winning central midfielder. A good selection if paired with someone more creative.
Robinson has been a regular at left-back for Wigan this year, and the United States international has a great deal of attacking capability. He will need to improve defensively, but there’s no reason to think the 21-year-old can’t deputise Lucas Digne next term.
This is a slightly more outside the box choice, but Lavery is a young striker who could be on the edge of something great. The 20-year-old made his Northern Ireland senior debut in May of last year, and if given chances, could form a partnership for years to come with Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
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