Ellis Simms Signs New Three-Year Contract At Everton

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Ellis Simms has signed a new three-year contract to stay at Everton until June 2024.

Simms’ new contract comes after the 20 year-old spent the second half of last season on loan at Blackpool as he helped the club win promotion to Sky Bet Championship with 10 goals in 24 appearances across all competitions.

Speaking about his decision to sign a new deal to everton.tv, Simms described Everton as “a massive club” and is loving life as a member of the Toffees.

Simms is mainly part of Everton’s youth teams where he has netted 52 goals in 71 league appearances for the club’s Under-18 and Under-23 teams.

Reflecting on how beneficial he has found playing within the Academy setup, Simms said: “From Under-16s level to now, the Club has helped me grow as a person and as a player.

“The support the Club has given me has been fantastic and I’m very grateful to sign this new deal.”

Simms also spoke about his short time at Blackpool in which the Seasiders won promotion via the Play-Offs, as he said: “Last season at Blackpool I learned a lot in a short space of time by coming up against different styles of play. It’s helped me become a better player.

“It gave me that taste of playing men’s football and now I am eager and ready to kick on and play at the highest level I can.”

Simms though missed the Play-Off Final with a groin injury and has recently recovered from an ankle injury and is now looking to break through into the first-team.

Manager, Rafa Benitez meanwhile described Simms as a “great” player to get along with and have conversations on and off pitch about any topic.

Simms in return spoke of his gratitude at having Benitez as manager as he commented: “I’m just grateful to work with him and hopefully I can continue to build that relationship and show him what I can do.

“I’m sure If I keep training well and working hard, then I’ll get an opportunity.”

Simms also praised Dominic Calvert-Lewin for being a player that he can look up to most in terms of playing style.

Speaking about what it is like to train alongside Calvert-Lewin, Simms said: “Dom gives me tips [in training] and every little detail he passes on can help me and I can use it in my game, too,” with Simms hailing the England international as “a good figure to look up to” in terms of inspiration.

“He’s a good figure to look up to because he’s been in my position and made the step up, so I don’t see why I can’t do that as well.” said Simms who has vowed to “keep working hard and keep improving” in training.

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