Phil Neville has said that if he is offered a new deal by Everton, he would be more than happy to continue playing for the club. Neville’s contract with Everton is going to expire at the end of the current season.
Neville said that he is not thinking too much about the new contract. If his contract gets extended, it would be great, but, if the club decides to release him, he might look for opportunities outside England.
Neville has become 35 years of age now and according to some reports, Everton is not interested in extending Neville’s contract. As per Neville, he still has 2 or 3 years of football left in him and he would not think about retirement even if he would be released by Everton at the end of this season. He would not mind playing in some other country.
Neville has been playing for Everton since a long time. He had joined the club in August 2005. Everton had bought Neville from Manchester United after paying a transfer fee which was reported to be somewhere around 3.5 million pounds. He played his first match for Everton against the Spanish club Villarreal CF in a Champions League qualifier. He proved to be a very good buy for Everton. He gave some amazing performances for the club over the years. He was appointed as the club’s captain in 2007 and he has been leading the side since then.
Neville had spent some time with the England U21 side earlier this year and helped the young players. On being asked about that, Neville said that there are some highly talented guys in the England U21 team. They were full of energy in the camp and it was wonderful to spend some time with the youngsters. As per Neville, he would love to be a coach once his playing career gets over.
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