Defender Mason Holgate has signed a new five-year contract with Everton, the Premier League side have announced.
Holgate joined Everton from Barnsley in 2015 and has made 74 first-team appearances since his debut against Tottenham in August 2016.
The 23-year-old’s deal commits his future to the Merseyside club until the end of June 2025 and would appear to put an end to speculation of a potential summer switch to Manchester City.
“This is my fifth year at Everton and my development as a person and a player in that period has been massive,” Holgate told evertontv.
“The direction the Club is going, it is a great Club to be at and I am really excited about it.
“We want to move to the next step and push for bigger and better things.
“I want to win things – and winning some silverware is where I see us.
“It is definitely a positive time to be here and I am looking forward to seeing how far we can go.”
Meanwhile, Everton scout Carlo Jacomuzzi has dropped a big hint over the club’s interest in Napoli winger Hirving Lozano.
Toffees boss Carlo Ancelotti has been strongly linked with a move for the Mexico international, having previously coached the player in Naples before heading to Goodison Park.
However, Jacomuzzi’s comments on the Napoli winger’s situation are somewhat at odds with remarks he made last week, when he suggested that Lozano may not be a success in the Premier League. Read more…