By Adefunmiloye Alani

11th Jan, 2022 | 6:10pm

Everton goalkeeper Harry Tyrer signs new three-and-a-half-year contract

Everton goalkeeper Harry Tyrer has signed a new three-and-a-half-year contract with the club until June 2025, according to Sky Sports.

The 20-year-old has featured mainly for David Unsworth’s under-23s this term and is yet to make his competitive first-team bow.

Tyrer made his first-ever first-team appearance in a pre-season friendly against Preston North End in September 2020, impressing in a 2-0 win.

One for the future

The youngster has continued to train regularly with the Everton senior team, and he could soon start knocking on the first-team door if he keeps impressing.

Having been with the Goodison Park outfit since he was seven, he will be very much keen on breaking into the main team, and that could happen going forward.

Tyrer currently has Jordan Pickford, Asmir Begovic and Andy Lonergan all ahead of him in the pecking order, and he could be sent out on loan soon for him to gain some senior football experience.

With the England international first-choice just 27, he is still very much in contention to keep playing for four to five more seasons at the top level, and Tyrer – dubbed “Talented” on the club’s official website – could have to bid his time before being able to force himself into the first-team picture at Everton.

Nevertheless, he is one for the future, and handing him a new deal means the club rate him highly.

They need to start looking to their youth teams for more senior team additions, and Tyrer could be the one to succeed Pickford going forward, saving the club millions in the process.

In other Everton news, the Toffees are plotting January loan-to-buy bid for centre-mid hailed by Jack Grealish last month.

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