Everton goalkeeper out until November after surgery, signed deal earlier this summer - report
By Danny Wright
Everton goalkeeper Mateusz Hewelt is facing three months on the sidelines after undergoing surgery on an ankle injury he picked up in training, according to a report.
The Liverpool Echo claims that the 20-year-old is set to be out until November due to the setback, which comes not long after he penned a new two-year deal with the Toffees earlier this summer.
The Polish goalkeeper is yet to earn a senior appearance with the Merseyside club, but has been a regular feature in their Under-23 side and he started Friday night’s goalless draw with West Ham with his team-mates looking to defend their Premier League 2 title.
He made 24 appearances across all competitions for the development side last season, keeping 10 clean sheets, nine of which came in the successful Premier League 2 campaign.
Ronald Koeman is aware of Hewelt’s talents and he gave the youngster a chance to impress him when he played against Gor Mahia in Tanzania in one of Everton’s pre-season fixtures.
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The former Shelbourne goalkeeper has been named on the bench a handful of times at Everton as he was included in Koeman’s first-team plans on seven occasions last term.
Hewelt is perhaps the fourth choice goalkeeper at Goodison Park behind summer signing Jordan Pickford, Maarten Stekelenburg and Joel Robles.
In other Everton news, the Toffees are plotting a bid for this European forward who is ready to leave his team.