According to reliable The Times journalist Paul Joyce on Twitter, Everton midfielder Tom Davies is set to sign a contract extension until 2023, and Toffees fans have been quick to react.
Tom Davies to sign contract extension at Everton until 2023
— paul joyce (@_pauljoyce) April 28, 2019
The 20-year-old’s current deal runs until 2022, but according to Joyce the Merseyside outfit are ready to extend the England U21 international’s stay at Goodison Park for at least another 12 months.
Davies’ Everton career has been full of ups-and-downs and spells in the starting XI and on the substitutes’ bench, but he has struggled for game time in recent weeks.
The midfielder only made brief appearances against Chelsea, West Ham and Arsenal before being an unused substitute against Fulham and Manchester United, and was left out of the squad to face Crystal Palace on Saturday altogether.
However, previously back in February he had been handed the captain’s armband by Marco Silva in the Premier League clashes against Manchester City and Watford.
Everton supporters have taken to social media to have their say on the likely contract extension, and while some are clearly pleased with one individual saying “that’s a relief”, another labelled the decision as “dreadful”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
This isn’t fekir Paul ??????
— Paddy (@PaddyHobanEFC) April 28, 2019
Free Grip Tape for life.
— Not even my real name (@blujez) April 28, 2019
— Adam Acko (@AdamAcko) April 28, 2019
Gone backwards a little bit recently. Hope he gets his mojo back and doesn’t think he’s ‘made it’ already.
— Purvis Grundy (@PurvisGrundy) April 29, 2019
— Jonathan ? (@JonathanEFC1982) April 28, 2019
That’s a relief
— L. Digne (@CorinxYZ) April 28, 2019
— Paul (@PM1tty) April 28, 2019