By Harvey Byrne
Everton defender Luke Garbutt has joined Championship side Wigan on loan, it was announced on Tuesday.
The Toffees confirmed on their official Twitter account that the 23-year-old left-back had secured a move to the English second-tier club until the January window.
The Harrogate-born youngster will join Gary Caldwell’s side ahead of their clash against Nottingham Forest on Saturday.
Garbutt joined Everton from Leeds in 2009 at the age of 16 after eight years at Leeds.
The youngster made his first team competitive debut for Everton in a League Cup clash against Leyton Orient in 2012.
Garbutt has won 53 caps for England across the various age groups and he was part of the Under-17 European Championships winning side in 2010, also making the team of the tournament.
The young full-back has starred in 12 encounters for the Toffees, but he has found himself fall behind Leighton Baines, Bryan Oviedo and Brendan Galloway in the club’s pecking order.
Garbutt spent last season on-loan in the Championship with Fulham, where he played in 27 fixtures for the Craven Cottage side.
The youngster still has four-years on his current contract, but it is unclear where his future lies, with time passing him by to the point where he’ll no longer be considered an up and coming youngster.
In other Everton transfer news, the Toffees are set to announce a new arrival following a Steve Walsh recommendation.