Everton: 158-game disaster tipped for Goodison Park exit

Everton are likely to listen to offers for midfielder Tom Davies at the end of the season, according to Daily Star journalist Paul Brown.

Davies has come through the youth system at Goodison Park, but his time at Everton may be coming to an end after a disastrous campaign on Merseyside.

What’s happened to Davies this season?

The 2021/22 season has been a very disappointing one for Everton, and, from an individual perspective, it has not gone to plan for Davies either.

He only featured in five of Everton’s opening 11 top-flight fixtures, and was limited to just a solitary start. The 23-year-old scored his only goal of the season against Watford, but the Toffees went on to lose that match 5-2 in front of their home fans, and the youngster was described as “weak” on the A View From The Bullens Podcast back in September.

Davies then picked up a serious knee injury in November, and he has not played since for his boyhood club.

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What has Brown said about Davies?

Brown has acknowledged that Everton may have issues offloading Davies after his injury-plagued season.

However, given that he would count as a homegrown player, Brown has suggested that a rival club may be willing to take a punt on the Englishman.

He told GIVEMESPORT: “Tom Davies is another interesting one. He’s never pushed on to what Everton thought he could become. I think he only has a year left on his deal as well, so they probably would be open to offers.

“He’s been injured most of the season, so you’d think he’d be hard to shift, but as a homegrown player, he’d certainly help the profit and loss accounts if they were to bring some money in for him.”

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Is it time for Everton to move on from Davies?

It is somewhat difficult to assess Davies’ progression due to how little he has been able to play this year for Frank Lampard’s team.

Yet there were signs even before his injury setback that he had fallen down the pecking order at Goodison Park, behind the likes of Allan and Abdoulaye Doucoure.

When he first broke through, Everton may have hoped that he’d become a box-to-box midfielder who could offer a threat in the final third, but he has only scored seven goals in 158 appearances for the side.

Davies is about to enter the final year of his contract, and this summer could be Everton’s final opportunity to receive a suitable fee for him. Transfermarkt value him at £16.2m – if the Toffees can get anywhere near this figure for him, they should allow Davies to leave.

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