Darren Bent has urged Everton to give Marcel Brands a new deal following the news that his contract talks have been delayed until January.
Former Leeds United and Manchester City Danny Mills has tipped big clubs to court Brands if a new contract is not sorted out by Carlo Ancelotti’s team sooner rather than later, and it seems as if Bent is worried that this may be the case if the Toffees do not tie their key man down.
Should Brands have signed a new deal at Everton?
Speaking to Football Insider, the former Spurs, Aston Villa and Sunderland striker lauded what he had done for the Goodison Park faithful and thus, he has encouraged the Merseyside club to offer him a new contract:
“He’s the orchestrator of what’s gone on.
“They need to do something with that because he’s been brilliant, all you need to do is look at the signings.”
Brands and Ancelotti have ‘a beautiful relationship’
Indeed, Ancelotti said at the end of the 2019/20 term that he has ‘a beautiful relationship’ with Brands, suggesting that the Italian boss would like the Dutchman to stay on with the Blues and sign a new contract if possible.
Ancelotti has guided EFC to seventh spot currently in the Premier League table and has also booked his side a place in the Carabao Cup quarter-final so far in the 2020/21 season, with the help of his summer recruits.
Indeed, Brands would have been heavily involved in the summer spending at Everton, with the likes of Abdoulaye Doucoure, Allan and Ben Godfery coming through the door for fairly sizeable transfer fees.
Considering how well Ancelotti’s team are doing so far with the addition of the new recruits, perhaps Brands should be given an extension to his current deal in January in order to ward off any big clubs potentially swooping in, as Mills has claimed may well happen.
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