Davies signs new five-year deal

3 August  30 Comments  [Jump to last]
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Updated Everton have signalled their faith in up-and-coming midfielder Tom Davies by handing the teenager a five-year contract with the club.

The 18-year-old, who only made his first-team debut in April but has impressed hugely, has put pen to paper on the extended deal which no doubt comes with improved terms.

"It's great motivation knowing I'll be here for five years and that I can really push on and hopefully develop to become a really good player for the team and go on to do really well," Davies told evertontv.

"Coming back from the off season and going straight back with the first team has been a good insight for me into what's required of me for the season and to be around the players, play as much as I have and train with them, it's been vital for my progression as a player.

"I just want to become a regular first, that's something I am going to work towards and hopefully with the help of the staff and learning from other players I can get there."

Davies turned heads in the final Premier League game of last season when he made his first senior start in the 3-1 win over Norwich City at Goodison Park which came after he was invited to St George's Park to train with the full England squad.

He has been a consistent presence in Ronald Koeman's pre-season teams and is expected to challenge for a regular role in the senior side this coming season. One of a number of promising youngsters on the brink of the first team, Davies's new contract ties him to the Blues until 2021.  

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John Hall
1 Posted 01/08/2016 at 16:48:25
Now that's what I call a new signing – get in there! Well done, Tom!
Neil Wood
3 Posted 01/08/2016 at 16:53:08
Great news. Good luck, Tom, lad!
James Stewart
4 Posted 01/08/2016 at 17:02:05
Great prospect; keep up the good work!
Ron Sear
5 Posted 01/08/2016 at 17:04:26
Thoroughly deserved contract. This lad looks very promising.
James Watts
6 Posted 01/08/2016 at 17:04:55
Great news! It's like a new signing ...
Eric Holland
7 Posted 01/08/2016 at 17:18:39
A true blue through and through, I believe he would have signed a 20-year contract. Loves Everton.
Peter Gorman
8 Posted 01/08/2016 at 17:37:18
Fantastic prospect with a great attitude but would be unfair to expect too much from him this season.

Hope he gets plenty of runouts in cups and cameos in the league but definitely not like a new signing. A signing would be like a new signing.

Ian Burns
9 Posted 01/08/2016 at 18:02:34
Great news, this — Davies has also looked good at right back in pre-season! I just pray the supporters have patience with him (and Dowell et al).
John Graham
10 Posted 01/08/2016 at 18:02:55
Always great news when we sign a youngster on a long-term contract. Shows how highly he's thought of at the club. I've not seen anything of him yet but, from the match reports and the good comments by everyone on here, I think we will get to see lots of him this season.

Always good to have high expectations. I know he's only young but I think a few of the more experienced players had better be on their toes.

Good luck, Tom lad.

Doug Harris
11 Posted 01/08/2016 at 18:06:38
Brilliant news. Great prospect... he deserves it.

Now get the rest of the work done that's needed, Everton.

Steve Bingham
12 Posted 01/08/2016 at 18:24:56
Brilliant news! My congratulations to him, well deserved.
Brent Stephens
13 Posted 01/08/2016 at 18:27:24
5-year contract for an 18-year-old. That's a big statement of faith. Goody, good.
Mick Davies
14 Posted 01/08/2016 at 19:01:25
I've never seen a teenager make his debut and look that confident and competent before. He looked as though he'd been playing there for years. Let's hope he continues to improve under the new management.
Les Martin
15 Posted 01/08/2016 at 19:43:19
He looks a top top talent in the making. No doubt when Koeman sat down with the Rhino, he was put straight as to how good this lad could become.

Well done, Tom, hopefully don't desert us when the vultures start circling in a few years time.

Steve Hartwell
16 Posted 01/08/2016 at 19:59:30
Brilliant news, he looks the real deal at a young age.
Damian Wilde
17 Posted 01/08/2016 at 20:54:55
Well done, Tom! Great news.

PS Can we ban 'it's like a new signing' from the site? Such a tired joke.

Andrew James
18 Posted 01/08/2016 at 21:29:06
Damian - was thinking the same thing.

Can we also ban "phenomenal" as well?

Onto the player, has he been taking fashion tips from Leighton?

Joe O'Brien
19 Posted 01/08/2016 at 21:43:33
Well done, Tom mate. Great to hear that he loves the club so much. A very talented player we've got on our hands
Michael Farrelly
20 Posted 01/08/2016 at 21:59:39
The most significant 'player' signing made to date this season!
Tom looks the goods a very exciting prospect.
Saegaran Kana
21 Posted 02/08/2016 at 01:57:43
Well Done!! Good luck Davies. Looking forward to your many exploits in the coming future. COYB!
Anthony Dwyer
22 Posted 02/08/2016 at 01:59:09
It's great to get our top young talent tied down to a decent contract. Now time to see if he will get enough cameos with us to save him being loaned out.

This is one of the main problems I have with the deals given to the likes of Darren Gibson, he takes valuable playing time from the likes of Davies. Hibbert was the same over past few seasons, he may not have played much, but his game time would have been massive for the likes of Browning or Connolly.

Our youngsters look ready and able to fill the squad rolls of Oviedo, Gibson, Kone, Niasse, and possibly even Barry, not to mention filling the voids left by the departures of Hibbert, Osman and Pienaar.

Garbutt and Galloway can match Oviedo.

Besic and Davies can match Gibson (6 half matches per season) and possibly Barry (especially if we bring someone in as a main starter).

Dowell can replace Osman, Pienaar and Kone as they were all mostly used in a left-sided roll. (Again its only as backup as we need someone signing for that position to challenge Mirallas.)

And anyone who can sit on a bench rubbing their wrist better can replace Niasse.


Anyways, good luck, Tom.

Douglas McClenaghan
23 Posted 02/08/2016 at 05:00:23
Congratulations. I hope that he is an Everton star for ears to come and we sing his praises while occasionally thinking back to another big star who left us at about the same time and whose aspirations were not nearly fulfilled.
Colin Williams
24 Posted 02/08/2016 at 08:08:34
Top player in the making! He's one of us!! Keep it going lad!!!
Drew Shortis
25 Posted 02/08/2016 at 08:21:00
Great news. Looks like he's going to make it at the top level. It's good to see that Koeman is serious about building a blend of home grown and targeted signings. Despite having some cash to spend we're not going to squander it with a bunch of average yet over-priced players.
Damian Wilde
26 Posted 02/08/2016 at 09:36:00
Agree with Anthony (#22). It would be great to see Davies play more, he seems the best of the youngsters at the moment.
Anton Holmes
27 Posted 02/08/2016 at 10:04:52
Extremely excited by what I have seen. He is happy in the middle of a busy space, cuts a pass, and has plenty of energy.
Steve Jenkins
29 Posted 03/08/2016 at 17:40:19
Great news - hopefully he gets games this season to continue his development and begin to fulfil his potential.
Paul Tran
30 Posted 03/08/2016 at 19:53:46
It's not about whether he stays 'loyal' or resists being 'tempted away'. It's about the management building a club where players feel they have to stay.
David Ellis
31 Posted 04/08/2016 at 05:17:52
Best young talent I have seen come through the Goodison system in recent years (two decades) other than Rooney and Barkley. Let's hope he makes it as a first team starter in a season or two and continues to improve. Reminds me of a 17 year old Fabregas.
Tony Hill
32 Posted 04/08/2016 at 21:07:51
This young man is a revelation. I saw him playing for our under 18s against Liverpool a year or so ago and he looked very, very raw. There has been some sort of transformation.

What I like most are not the instinctive touch and incisive passing, though they are especially encouraging as markers of enduring talent, but the air of effortless comfort and style on the pitch. Let us pray that the confidence and flair are not coached out of him, as they have been with Barkley (for the moment).

I see the same with Holgate and I continue to believe that Dowell is a gem too.

These are great signs for us and we should be excited by them.

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