Roberto Martinez has confirmed that Everton have plans to offer Seamus Coleman a vastly improved contract come the end of this season.
Speaking about the Donegalman, Martinez said:
'His role in the team is growing, he is getting more important. He is happy at Everton and has a long-term contract but I always said that players that do well and perform, it is my intention to sit down in the summer and reassess.
That could be bad for everyone with big contracts as well! He deserves a reward. He has been terrific. His goalscoring record in that position is… and it’s not that he has been fortunate, he has put balls in the top corner.'
The right back has been in fantastic form this season and has been linked with the likes of Man United.They'll probably be more concerned with sorting out their left-back and midfield positions this January however, so it's unlikely they'd make a move for him until the summer, and it looks like Everton will be doing everything in their power to ensure he stays put.
Martinez was full of praise, saying 'He has created at least two good opportunities in every game and has been getting better in taking those chances and is getting better. He is getting stronger in the build-up play, in the positional play, and growing as a player. He is a young man but the sky is the limit.'
Would Coleman be best served by moving to a bigger club or should he stay under the tutelage of Roberto?
hat-tip: Daily Mail