Tom Davies is set to be handed a new deal by Everton.
According to The Daily Mail, the Englishman is ready to put pen to paper on a contract that will see him commit to the club until 2023.
It’s been a tricky season for Davies at Goodison Park, with loan signing Andre Gomes having come in and taken his place in midfield alongside Idrissa Gueye.
Davies has been very much a bit-part player under Marco Silva, but the manager said last December that it would be ‘impossible’ for him to move clubs.
He may have used him sparingly, but Silva has handed Davies the captain’s armband on five occasions this season, suggesting how much he values him.
He will hope to get more game time next term, with big changes expected at the club this summer.
Both Gueye and Gomes are not guaranteed to be around for the 2019/20 season, and Morgan Schneiderlin could also move on after a lack of games.
Everton fans react
News of an impending new deal for Davies received a mixed reaction from Evertonians on social media, with some thinking the local lad still has a lot to offer, and some still not convinced:
Very pleased indeed. For me Tom has a lot to contribute to the club for many years. I am confident Marco Silva will give Tom opportunities to play.
— Peter Papadopoulos (@PeterPapadopo11) 29 April 2019
— David Hall (@mersysideblue) 29 April 2019
Awesome and expected.
— Everzonian (@everzonian) 28 April 2019
Got potential but needs to greatly improve to became a Premiership player, never mind an Everton player.
— Stephen Griffin (@SteGriff1967) 28 April 2019
I’m pleased for him. He is still a really young lad but it is no coincidence that all the managers he has had have seen something really positive in him with Silva even making him capt. He is learning all the time and this spell on the bench won’t harm him at all.
— Andrew Vernon (@AndrewVernon4) 28 April 2019
He’s very well thought of at the club. Sheedy has said he’s one of the best he’s worked with. Only baffling thing for me is at the minute schneiderlin is getting a game before him.
— Chris Braithwaite (@chrisbraith85) 29 April 2019
He’s started 13 games this season & came on as a sub 6 times. He’s a valuable squad player.
— UpperGwladysBlue (@UpperGwladysBlu) 29 April 2019
Great news !
— Matt ♿️ (@Matt_S_1982) 28 April 2019
Great hair, and more than proficient on a skateboard. beyond that? not sure.
— head in the sand (@JohnPitchy) 29 April 2019
Rough diamond, great prospect and fantastic to see him stay!!
— Garath (@Garath64733659) 29 April 2019
He’s not good enough
— kieranefc96 (@kieran9711) 29 April 2019
He isn’t good enough from what I’ve seen, hope im proven wrong in time and will get behind him.
— LeeMcEFC (@f_mc83) 29 April 2019