Report: Everton to hand Tom Davies new contract

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Everton will reportedly hand youngster Tom Davies a new contract.

Everton will hand Tom Davies a new deal, according to The Liverpool Echo.

It has been reported that the Premier League outfit will offer the 17-year-old midfielder a new long-term contract.

“The West Derby midfielder is certain to be a permanent fixture in the Blues first-team next term under Roberto Martinez’s replacement and will be offered a new contract on the back of that,” states the report in The Liverpool Echo.

Davies has been on the books of Everton since 2008 and has a contract that runs out at the end of next season.

The teenager has made good progress and played twice in the Premier League this past season.

The England Under-17 international had a pass accuracy of 78%, and won two dribbles and one tackle.

It seems that the Merseyside outfit rate the youngster highly and consider him part of their long-term plans.

Davies is still very young and is developing as a footballer, and it will be interesting to see how much playing time he gets next season.

It is unlikely that the teenage midfielder will start the 2016-17 campaign as part of the starting lineup, but he could gradually make himself a regular as the season progresses.

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