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Davies’ development should be near the bottom of Silva’s priorities at Everton

Davies’ development should be near the bottom of Silva’s priorities at Everton

After a run of bad form, Everton have finally got back to winning ways following wins against Fulham and Leicester City in the Premier League.

And one player manager Marco Silva has been impressed with in particular during Everton’s recent victories is £13.5m-rated (via Transfermarkt) midfielder Tom Davies, who has had the chance to captain the Toffees in the absence of Phil Jagielka.

The Breakdown

“For me, [the captaincy] is not the most important thing,” Silva told Everton’s official club website when speaking about Davies’ latest displays.

“Tom performed well [against Leicester] because he is working hard. He feels the support from the technical staff and his teammates which they give to him. He is a boy – 20 years old – and he needs to improve. But he will improve and we are here to support him.”

Like the majority of the team, Davies’ performances have certainly picked up in the last couple of weeks.

But the 20-year-old is a player who has little influence in games and once Andre Gomes is fit, he will likely be the midfield sacrifice for the arrival of the Portuguese playmaker in the team.

As a squad player, Davies definitely has something to offer the team, but he is not the sort of individual a manager builds his team around.

With that in mind, getting Cenk Tosun firing and the development of Richarlison are the sort of things that should be priority for Silva at Everton in this moment of time.

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