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Garbutt Loan Signing Confirmed
Friday, 12th Jul 2019 14:18

Town have confirmed the signing of Everton left-back Luke Garbutt on a season-long loan. TWTD revealed that the 26-year-old was set to join the Blues for the 2019/20 campaign yesterday.

Garbutt has already joined up with his new team-mates in Germany and seems likely to make his first appearance in a Town shirt in one of the 45-minute games at the Interwetten Cup in Meppen on Sunday.

The Blues have been in the market for a left-back this summer with Jonas Knudsen having departed at the end of last season.

Myles Kenlock was the only other established left-sided full-back, although Tristan Nydam, primarily a central midfielder, can play that role and filled in during the second half at Paderborn on Saturday.

Garbutt joined Everton’s youth set-up from Leeds in 2009 but has made only eight starts - three in the Premier League - and four sub appearances - two in the top flight - for the Toffeemen.

However, 5ft 10in tall Harrogate-born Garbutt has gained plenty of senior experience while out on loan at Cheltenham, Colchester, Fulham, Wigan and Oxford United, where he spent the whole of last season and latterly impressed in a left wing role, another position where the Blues are looking to add strength this summer.

Contracted to Everton until the summer of 2020, Garbutt has also won England caps at U16, U17, U18, U19, U20 and U21 levels.

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Wickets added 17:02 - Jul 12
Pretty obvious that this is the type of loan well worth doing for all the reasons already stated .

TimmyH added 17:02 - Jul 12
Yes he is a loanee as he's still contacted to Everton this season but I can see where people are coming from re: with the possibility of getting him on a free if he catches the eye whilst here and being fairly versatile on the left side. All the same wish him all the best whilst here, still prefer to see our lads given a chance and play well this season over a loan.

planetblue_2011 added 17:12 - Jul 12
Welcome Luke, hope you can make a difference👍

BlueandTruesince82 added 17:20 - Jul 12
Interesting comments from Brian Murphy on life under Roy Keane, not in depth but a couple of interesting stories. Worth a read

ThaiBlue added 17:45 - Jul 12
Couple more players in will do and we'll be just fine

ThaiBlue added 17:45 - Jul 12
Couple more players in will do and we'll be just fine

jas0999 added 17:57 - Jul 12
Good luck to the lad.

DifferentGravy added 18:01 - Jul 12
Pleased with this signing, now to get your career back on track Luke.

Now.....if only we could sign a centre back.............................

alfromcol added 20:13 - Jul 12
Wow. Two whole pages and not a negative comment! What's going on??

oldegold added 20:22 - Jul 12
Hail the loanee season...let's hope it doesn't become a deluge now. With the money that has come in from various sales, surely we're in a position to buy for once or do we still have to rely on other clubs' misfits ?

ITFCsince73 added 21:33 - Jul 12
This is the type of loan player to go for. If the loan market is to be used. Been schooled at the top level. Loads of experience throughout the leagues. On a current contract that won’t be renewed.
And at a time and age where this season is possibly his biggest of his career.
I’m sure he will be busting a gut to show us or anybody else he’s worth a decent contract after this season.
So hopefully it will be us to see the best of his career so far.

ArnieM added 21:58 - Jul 12
So on a reported 5 yr contract at £30k per week, I make that a minimum of £7.8m he’s been paid since being signed by Everton.... to spend most of it out on loan . Somethings wrong with football these days isn’t it .

Northstandveteran added 22:21 - Jul 12
Spot on ArnieM

ITFCsince73 added 12:28 - Jul 13
Arniem. NSV. When you look at 16 year old leaving West Brom. Joining Barcelona, Parents turning down 2.5m signing on fee at PSG. That tells us what land footballs on.
And this for a player who goes straight into the u18,s.

Bluearmy_81 added 12:45 - Jul 13
Wow. Two whole pages and not a negative comment! What's going on??

When there's a positive move, progress, then it's natural people will be positive. You can't be surprised if and when people are negative generally though, we are at our lowest point in 60+ years.

midastouch added 15:02 - Jul 13
According to this when Norwich were at their lowest point in 50 years they signed 12 players, not that it did them very much good on the first day of the season! But we all know what happened when the Sheriff of Norwich Bryan E By Gunn got ridden out of Town to make way for Lambert.

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