Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that the club is yet to open contract talks with young midfielder Tom Davies who has two years left on the new deal that he signed in April 2019. Ancelotti talked about Davies and his contractual situation at Goodison Park earlier this month in one of his recent press conferences.
Leighton Baines and current Everton skipper Coleman are club legends after the two fullbacks produced many years of solid performances in the blue colour of the Toffees. Baines has retired from football and taken up a coaching role at Everton, while Republic of Ireland international Coleman is the leader of the team having been named captain for a few years.
Everton boss Ancelotti is optimistic that Davies would be able build his own legacy at the club in the footsteps of Leighton Baines and Seamus Coleman. Ancelotti said that the ‘sense of belonging’ that 22-year-old midfielder Davies has to Everton can push him to replicate the important roles that the likes of Baines had in the squad and Coleman is having right now.
For now, Davies and Everton are still a long way from agreeing a new deal with contract talks yet to begin. Davies and his Everton teammates were unable to build on a fantastic start in the league as they dropped from top spot at the start of the season to tenth spot at the end of the season last weekend. Everton ended their season with a disappointing 5-0 loss to champions Manchester City at the Eithad Stadium.