Seamus Coleman expects Everton to go out and sign a right back this summer, following the loan departure of Jonjoe Kenny.
Speaking to the Irish Examiner, Coleman said he expects his manager Marco Silva to go out into the market and sign a player to battle for his position this summer.
He said: “I’m not getting any younger and there will come a stage where I won’t be in the teams. But I’ll keep fighting every single day in training.
“And you know,Jonjoe Kenny has just gone out on loan so you would imagine we’ll be trying to sign another right-back and, as I said, every single day in training I’ll fight.”
Coleman had a sticky period for Everton last season but came through it to reestablish himself as a first-choice pick for Silva as the Toffees enjoyed a really strong end to the campaign.
Mason Holgate is returning from loan and could battle Coleman, who earns £70,000 a week (Spotrac) at right back, but could also be needed at centre half given that Phil Jagielka has left and Kurt Zouma’s returned to Chelsea.
But a new, probably younger right back could well arrive and that would give Coleman a new challenge.
He has the quality and fight to respond, but he cannot afford to drop off in terms of his form as dramatically as he did for a spell in 2018/19.