- October 22, 1996
Mason Holgate joined Everton on 13 August 2015.
The young defender moved from Barnsley for an undisclosed fee and became the Blues’ fourth new face of the summer following the arrivals of Tom Cleverley, Gerard Deulofeu and David Henen.
Holgate, who can play at centre-half or right-back, was handed his professional debut by the Tykes in December 2014 and went on to make 20 appearances in League One that term, as well as a further two in the FA Cup.
Mason’s first season on Merseyside saw him put in a number of solid performances for the Club’s Under-21s and he was duly called up for the first-team’s pre-season training camp in Austria in the summer of 2016.
After an impressive pre-season under Ronald Koeman, Holgate was rewarded with a senior Everton debut on the opening day of the competitive 2016/17 campaign.
He enjoyed an impressive term, playing as the right-sided centre-back in a defensive three or as a right wing-back and signed a four-and-a-half year contract extension in December.