Lewis Warrington Signs
Lewis Warrington has joined Argyle.
The midfielder has signed for the Pilgrims on a season-long loan from Everton, becoming the seventh signing of the summer for manager Steven Schumacher.
Birkenhead-born Lewis, 20, has been part of Everton’s pre-season preparations, including playing 45 minutes in the Toffees’ 0-0 draw against Bolton Wanderers on Tuesday night.
Warrington, an energetic midfielder, is a lifelong Everton fan, and has been with the club since the age of six. He played three times for Everton’s Under-21 side in the EFL Trophy in 2021/22, then later that season had a loan spell at Tranmere Rovers, playing 17 times for them in Sky Bet League Two.
In August 2022, Lewis made his senior Everton debut, coming on as a 64th-minute substitute in a game away to Fleetwood Town. Within two weeks, he was running out at Highbury Stadium again, this time with a Fleetwood shirt on, having signed for the Cod Army on Deadline Day.
Lewis played 44 times for Fleetwood, including 39 starts, scoring one goal, as Town finished 13th in League One last season.
“I’m very pleased to welcome Lewis to Argyle for this season,” said Schumacher. “He had a very good season in League One with Fleetwood last year, and I am very confident he will replicate that in the Championship with us.
“He is a very energetic midfielder, full of running, who will complement our style of play perfectly, and add to our options in that area of the pitch.”
Director of Football Neil Dewsnip said: “Lewis is a highly-rated product of the Everton Academy, and should be a perfect fit for what we are trying to achieve at Argyle this season.
“I’ve known Lewis since he was an under-9 at Everton and have kept an eye on his progression throughout his career. I know what he is capable of and am pleased we have to have been able to bring him to Argyle.
“We have had great success in recent seasons with young, hungry, talented loan players joining us, and we look forward to Lewis adding to that list.”
Lewis will have his home shirt sponsored by C&D Electrical Plus and his away shirt will be sponsored by Plymouth Fire Protection.
The deal is subject to EFL approval.