Garbutt joins Fulham on season long loan

Everton youngster Luke Garbutt has joined Championship side Fulham on a season long loan.

The 22 year old signed a new 5 year contract last month committing his future to the blues and their long term aims, but goes on loan to gain more experience of first team football.

Garbutt has previously been on loan at Cheltenham Town and Colchester United and has made a number of first team appearances for the Everton first team.

“Luke is ready to go on loan and gain playing time and experience which will further help his development and, ultimately, help him to fulfil his potential,” said Everton manager Roberto Martinez.

“He has all the talent in the world with his cultured left foot and he will shine and be a massive asset in the Fulham team and in their dressing room.

“This was always the plan for Luke after he impressed last season and regular, competitive football is the next step in his development. In his position, he is one of the most talented young players in England.”

Is Fulham the right club for Luke Garbutt to continue his footballing education?

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