Matthew Foulds has posted on Twitter after the Everton left-back agreed a new one-year deal to keep him at Goodison Park until the summer of 2020.
The 21-year-old may have been about to wave goodbye to the club he joined as a teenager from Bury in 2015, given that his previous deal was to expire at the end of the month.
Despite there being plenty of traffic ahead of Foulds on the left side of defence in the form of Leighton Baines, Antonee Robinson and Lucas Digne, the Toffees have penned Foulds to another year on Merseyside.
Foulds, who has clocked up 40 Premier League 2 appearances for the second string, posted on Twitter after agreeing a new deal – thanking Everton and sharing his delight at putting pen to paper.
Delighted to have signed a new deal with the club, can’t wait for the new season to start⚽️💙 https://t.co/DQWggGkHjn
— matty foulds (@MatthewFoulds98) June 4, 2019
Foulds desperately needs to go out on loan. Yes, playing for a club’s reserve side is good development – and at Everton they have one of the best second string’s around. But nothing is like first-team football.
Earning a loan move to a League One of even a Championship side is the crucial next step for Foulds in his young career, as it will give him the experience and know how of first-team football.
Even if he does go out on loan and impresses, the chances of him earning a place in the Everton side remain thin – given the form of Digne last season.