On the books at Goodison Park since the age of 16, Simms has been prolific throughout his time on Merseyside, scoring eight goals in 15 league games in 2019/20 and an incredible 32 goals in 21 league matches for the under-18s in 2018/19, which took his overall tally to 46 in all competitions that season.
Named in Everton’s senior squad for a Premier League fixture against Sheffield United in July, the Oldham-born frontman is eligible to make his Blackpool debut in the Emirates FA Cup this weekend, when the Seasiders travel to Brighton & Hove Albion.
Simms: “This is a club with great history and I’m looking forward to what’s ahead. As soon as I found out about the interest, I thought this is the place where I can improve my game, step on to the stage and show what I can do.”
Blackpool’s manager Neil Critchley thanks Everton for trusting the club with his continued development.
“Ellis has an outstanding goal record at under-18 and under-23 level and I believe he’s now ready for this step into senior football. He’s a player I’ve been aware of for a few years now and I’m delighted that he’s chosen to sign for us, given that he had a number of options available.
“He will add something different at the top end of the pitch and I would like to thank Everton for trusting us with his continued development.”