Everton have now offered new deals to three first team players ahead of the summer transfer window.
Captain Seamus Coleman, midfielder Tom Davies and third-choice goalkeeper Andy Lonergan will all remain at the club ahead of the 2023/24 Premier League campaign.
Indeed, as stated via journalist Paul Joyce’s Twitter account, the trio have agreed to stay at Goodison Park as Sean Dyche begins to prepare his senior squad.
However, Bosnian international goalkeeper Asmir Begovic has reportedly turned down the offer of a renewed deal, deciding instead to leave the club as a free agent.
Presumably, the Toffees opted to offer Andy Lonergan a renewed contract once second choice stopper Begovic decided to seek pastures new.
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The club’s veteran captain Seamus Coleman, who has now been at the Everton for 14 years, looked to have played his last game in a blue shirt following a horrendous injury suffered during the 2-2 draw with Leicester City last month.
Indeed, the right-back was stretchered off at the King Power Stadium, though fortuitously avoided any significant damage to his ACL.
However, as the injury occurred with just four games remaining of the season, and with Coleman’s contract due to expire, it seemed a sad end to his time at Everton.
No doubt Everton fans will be pleased to see the Irish international remain at Goodison Park, with his leadership and experience proving invaluable at times last season.
Tom Davies meanwhile will likely remain as an option off the substitute’s bench, featuring in just 19 Premier League games last season.
Given the fact that there may be limited funds available to Sean Dyche this summer, Everton’s retention list seems very practical ahead of the 2023/24 season.