Everton have offered a new contract to club captain Seamus Coleman, according to reports today. Coleman is one of three players who will be offered a new deal at the club.
Everton's Director of Football, Kevin Thelwell, stated, "Everton can confirm the club has offered new contracts to captain Seamus Coleman, midfielder Tom Davies, and goalkeeper Andy Lonergan."
He further added, "Everyone at the club wishes to thank all departing players for their contribution throughout their time at Everton. We wish all of them the best with the next chapters in their careers. We have also offered new contracts to players, and we will continue talking with them as we look to build a competitive squad for Sean Dyche and his staff for the new season."
Coleman started his professional career at Sligo Rovers in Ireland, where he played as a full-back. His impressive performances caught the attention of Everton, and he signed for the club in the summer of 2009. Initially, he struggled to break into the first team but gradually established himself as a key player.
Coleman has been the club captain for a number of years now and has helped the side avoid relegation in two consecutive seasons. The Donegal native has made 409 appearances for the Premier League side, scoring 22 times.
Before the club season ended, Coleman suffered a knee injury in Everton's 2-2 draw with Leicester City. The injury also means that Coleman will miss Ireland's Euro 2024 qualifiers in Greece on June 16 and at home to Gibraltar on Monday, June 19.
There had been doubts that the 34-year-old would never play for Everton again because of his age and serious ACL injury. However, Dyche, in his pre-match press conference last month, said, "He did have an operation. It is straightforward in terms of the view from the medical side and the way they have treated it. Apparently, it has gone really well, so hopefully, it will be a straightforward recovery. All being well, he should be fit for next season."