Patrick Boyland has now revealed some interesting Everton news on Asmir Begovic.
The Lowdown: Barely played
In truth, Begovic has barely played since arriving on a free transfer in the summer.
The former AFC Bournemouth goalkeeper has played just six times in total so far this season, and has not featured since March (Transfermarkt).
The Latest: Contract extension
Taking to Twitter, The Athletic journalist Boyland has revealed that the Goodison Park faithful have now taken up the option of extending Begovic’s deal for another year:
“Understand Everton have also taken up the option of extending Asmir Begovic’s deal by a further year.”
Should Everton have signed Begovic?
The Verdict: Interesting
It is certainly an interesting decision by the Merseyside club to keep hold of Begovic for another year, despite the fact that he has barely featured for them.
At 34 years of age, and earning £43,000-per-week at the Toffees, one could question why they have decided to keep hold of him, especially given the fact that they have Andy Lonergan as another back-up goalkeeper to Jordan Pickford, and Joao Virginia still has to come back from his loan spell at Sporting CP.
However, he has done pretty well when he has come in, with the Blues winning four of the six games that he has featured and keeping two clean sheets (Transfermarkt), and so Frank Lampard and the board have clearly seen enough to keep him for another campaign.
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience