Exciting Everton striker prospect moves to League 1 side on loan

Date published: Wednesday 20th January 2021 1:27 - James Marshment

Blackpool have signed Ellis Simms on loan from Everton – and the striker has spoken of his excitement at moving to the League One outfit.

The 20-year-old striker will spend the rest of the season on loan at Bloomfield Road. He could make his debut in this weekend’s FA Cup trip to Brighton.

Simms was recently the subject of TEAMtalk’s weekly feature, The Scout.

Simms has scored eight times for the Toffees’ under-23s this season. He told Blackpool’s official website: “This is a club with great history and I’m looking forward to what’s ahead.

“As soon as I found out about the interest, I thought this is the place where I can improve my game. I want to step on to the stage and show what I can do.”

Blackpool boss thanks Everton

Blackpool boss Neil Critchley added: “Ellis has an outstanding goal record at under-18 and under-23 level. I believe he’s now ready for this step into senior football.

Ellis Simms Everton

“He’s a player I’ve been aware of for a few years now. I’m delighted that he’s chosen to sign for us, given that he had a number of options available.

“He will add something different at the top end of the pitch. I would like to thank Everton for trusting us with his continued development.”

 

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