Everton are reportedly likely to offer a new deal to Tom Davies before his current contract at Goodison Park runs out, writes the Goodison News.
According to the Liverpool Echo, Davies, who was “excellent” in the Merseyside derby against Liverpool on Saturday, has been pivotal to Frank Lampard’s new 4-3-3 system.
With his new deal expiring at the end of the season, it seems to be a matter of time before the club will offer him fresh terms so as to extend his stay on Merseyside.
Few would’ve expected Davies to have the impact he’s had this season, but over the last two games, he has proven his worth.
Along with Alex Iwobi, he has proven to be undroppable and this will not be good news for James Garner and Idrissa Gueye – two of the Toffees’ deadline day buys.
Davies offers that energy that many watching Everton know he possesses, but he has struggled to match it up with consistent performances on the field of play.
Lampard appears the right manager to get the tune out of him and even if the 24-year-old eventually moves to a bench role, offering him a new contract makes a lot of sense.
The club have not been known to be the best of sellers in the past, and even if Davies is not viewed as someone for the long term, a new contract gives them the chance to get something for his services whenever they sell him.
Andre Gomes was also redundant at Goodison Park and it was understood that they wanted £20million from his sale, but ended up letting him go on loan without making any money.