If the latest media speculation is to be believed, then Romelu Lukaku is on the verge of signing a new five-year contract at Goodison Park, according to talkSPORT.
That is music to Everton fans’ ears, but now they want his teammate Ross Barkley to put pen to paper on fresh terms.
The midfielder had a tough start to the season under manager Ronald Koeman, who publicly criticised the homegrown player on occasion.
Around December, Barkley was forced to spend some time on the bench, but he has since worked his way back into the team.
In fact, the 23-year-old has started every match since December 30 and in that time has scored two goals and made three others.
His upturn in form has not gone unnoticed by a number of supporters, who are keen for the club to tie the midfielder down to fresh terms.
As it stands, Barkley will be out of contract at the end of next season, so the longer he remains on this current deal, speculation over his future will intensify.
Rom signs that new contract with Barkley close behind' get 7th and Europe bring in 4/5 new quality faces in summer and go from there ????
— Ste Painter ???? (@stevopainter87) March 7, 2017
Imagine Lukaku contract, Barkley contract and Bramley Moore confirmation all coming this month? ????????????
— Han's Tours (@Hanstours) March 7, 2017
New Lukaku contract sorted, now we need Bramley Moore to be announced and then a new contract for Barkley @Everton
— Matthew (@EFCMatthew) March 7, 2017
— I (@Ghedin1878) March 7, 2017
@LivEchoEFC Please start asking about what's becoming a critical issue for Everton – Ross Barkley has only 15 months left on his contract
— Harry Watt (@gigHaWatt) March 7, 2017
Excellent news about Lukaku but the big one for me is getting Barkley tied down ⚽️ #EFC ????
— Jay Brittles (@JamesBrittles) March 7, 2017
— michael plant (@planty2403) March 7, 2017