Everton are looking at the players who are set to be out of contract this summer and are making decisions on their future.
According to Paul Joyce, the club have offered Blues veteran Leighton Baines a new one-year deal but are yet to decide on the fate of Oumar Niasse, Cuco Martina and Maarten Stekelenburg. All four will be leaving Everton as free agents on June 30 unless new terms are met.
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The latter three may not be so lucky with being offered contract extensions. Stekelenburg admitted earlier this year that he was expecting to leave Goodison Park, whilst Martina and Niasse have previously been tipped to be on the departure list (via Liverpool ECHO).
Many Everton fans have responded to Joyce’s tweet and are discussing the fate of all but Baines. One supporter has called on the club to ‘wave goodbye to the rest’ after The Times reporter revealed that talks had been delayed on decisions over their future.
Wave goodbye to the rest
— Ste Pearson (@stepeo1990) June 3, 2020
Another Blue has slammed Martina and Niasse for being ‘absolute dross’. The pair have made just three Premier League appearances between them this season and have effectively been ousted from the team.
There can’t be any situation where a new contract for Niasse or Martina is offered. Absolute dross
— Graeme McVeigh (@GraemeMcV) June 3, 2020
Read more replies to Joyce’s update here:
Delayed or in other words released.
— Darren Newton (@toffeedaz) June 3, 2020
If Niasse ever tries to set foot in Finch Farm again get him done for trespassing
— Jordan Reynolds (@JReynolds_99) June 3, 2020
Surely can’t be that hard of a decision
— gareth bean (@beanobach) June 3, 2020
Delayed lol. I think minds have been made up on them long ago Paul
— Skelator (@n_based) June 3, 2020
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