Carlo Ancelotti has revealed that Everton captain Seamus Coleman’s contract with the Toffees is ‘forever’ with his current contract set to expire next year.
Coleman signed for Everton in 2009 from Sligo Rovers, for his infamous transfer fee of £ 60,000.
Since then, the Irishman has made 345 appearances for the Toffees, scoring 26 goals and assisting 31.
Despite being the club’s captain, Coleman has only played 26 times for Everton in all competitions this season.
Mason Holgate has been preferred by Carlo Ancelotti several times this season, and Coleman’s place is further threatened by rumors of a move for Max Aarons from Norwich.
Despite this, Carlo Ancelotti has suggested Coleman has a lifetime contract with the Toffees and can stay “ forever ”.
“I don’t think we should talk about the [Coleman’s] Contract,” Ancelotti explained to EvertonTV.
“The contract that Seamus has with the Club and this team is eternal.
“It doesn’t mean a year or two years. Seamus’ contract with Everton is eternal. “
SL View – Do Everton need a new right-back this summer?
In short, yes.
While Seamus Coleman has been a great servant to Everton and apparently still remains a huge influence in the dressing room, he is far beyond his best.
Mason Holgate is just a makeshift right-back, his preferred position being in central defense.
Everton’s right-wing options have also come under criticism as Alex Iwobi has failed to impress this season.
As a result, Everton’s right flank has been underwhelming for some time now, and signing Max Aarons would be a great way to address that.
The Englishman is brilliant offensively and with Everton also targeting a new winger this summer, he could forge an exciting relationship with his right-wing partner.
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