The Everton manager David Moyes has revealed that he is looking to offer the veteran players Phil Neville and Sylvain Distin new contracts. Both the players have been at Everton for a considerable amount of time and their contracts comes to an end at the end of this season.
David Moyes has said that he is keen to retain the services of both players. The former Manchester United midfielder Phil Neville has been one of the outstanding players for Everton over the years. At 36 and 35 years of age of respectively, they may not have lot in terms of the football abilities, but they give Everton a lot of experience.
It is expected that both players will be offered one year extension to their current contracts. Even though we have been excellent to the club over the years, Moyes has urged them to not feel bad about being offered only a one-year extension because it is a decision made with their age in mind. He has said that he is yet to discuss the contract position of both the players with the chairman, but will be doing so after the end of the year. It is likely that both players will be offered new deals in February or March.
“We are monitoring Phil’s position but, if you were asking me, I’d say: ‘Let’s give him another year’s contract and keep it going’. I’d say the same for Sylvain Distin, who is in the same position. With all due respect, when you get to their age, they understand most things are on one-year deals or rolling contracts. Both of them have been excellent and I’d have no qualms recommending to the board that we give them another year’s contract,” said David Moyes. Everton will be facing a trip to Reading during the weekend.