Marcus Bent has exclusively told Football FanCast that Everton might struggle to keep Tom Davies if he keeps performing at his current level.
Davies, who’s a product of the Toffees academy, burst on the scene as a teenager and made his debut as a 17-year-old against Southampton at the end of the 2015-2016 campaign under Roberto Martinez.
Less than 12 months down the line, the midfielder scored against Manchester City to enter the top-10 for Everton’s youngest Premier League goalscorers behind the likes of James Vaughan and Wayne Rooney.
Ever since that memorable strike against Pep Guardiola’s team, Davies has been something of a regular in the Everton side, and has occasionally worn the armband in the absence of both Seamus Coleman and Gylfi Sigurdsson.
Despite being on the bench for the win at Arsenal and loss against Aston Villa, Davies has already racked up 149 Everton appearances before his 23rd birthday.
And Bent told Football FanCast that if the former England U21 star keeps improving, interest will no doubt come his way:
“Technically good for his age – very aware, very mature. I think he’s got a long career at Everton, but if he carries on the way he’s going there will be a lot of clubs that want to take him. I’m not saying Everton are a top-six club, but now they’re kind of pondering away from that.
“Davies will want to play in the top-six, so if he carries on doing what he’s doing he will want to be successful and start winning trophies.”