Ipswich Town have signed Callum Connolly on loan from Everton for the season as confirmed by the club website.

The Everton academy is known for producing a lot of great youngsters and it appears like Connolly may be the next player to make the grade. The 19-year-old defender has already been capped at several levels of the England youth international, as well as being part of the England U20s side that won the World Cup this summer, and was even given his Everton debut in April 2016 in a match against Southampton.

But in order to get better as a footballer and show why he should be a first teamer at Goodison Park, he needs more first team action. And so he has headed to the Sky Bet Championship and has signed a loan deal with Ipswich that will keep him in Suffolk for the entire season. Under the tutelage of head coach Mick McCarthy, known for how he makes many of his teams solid as a rock at the back, he will be given a great chance to learn and develop as a player as well as help the Tractor Boys continue their recent good start to the season.

The right-back will hope to bring to Ipswich some of the experience he has gained in the loan deals he had last season. He had a month at Ipswich’s Championship rivals Barnsley before finishing the season off with Wigan Athletic though he was unable to stop them being relegated from the second tier.

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