What Do You Think
Posted 22 Nov 2007 - 14:57
EXCLUSIVE by Dominic King, Liverpool Echo
LEON OSMAN and Tony Hibbert are poised to become the latest Everton players to commit their long term futures to Everton.Having wrapped up deals with Tim Cahill, Mikel Arteta and Andrew Johnson in the last six months and given lengthy contracts to the players they have signed recently, the Blues are keen to sort out business with those whose deals are close to running out.
Since making the breakthrough from Everton’s Academy, Osman and Hibbert have become important members of the squad and between them have clocked up more than 350 appearances, the majority of which have come during David Moyes’ reign.
Though Osman, who has made an impressive start to this campaign, still has 18 months left on his current contract, discussions are at an advanced stage to ensure that he remains on Merseyside for the foreseeable future.
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Posted 22 Nov 2007 - 15:31
Hibbo's contract (unlike Ossie's) runs out after this season so it's not a question of giving him an improved deal, but whether we give him a new one or not when it runs out. I'd keep him as a squad player but rather he wasn't first choice.
Posted 22 Nov 2007 - 15:34
Posted 22 Nov 2007 - 16:29
Hibbo - let him run his current to the end and prove himself.
Posted 22 Nov 2007 - 21:16
Posted 23 Nov 2007 - 08:30
Sadly I just think he's either been found wanting when we have stepped up our game or his attitude to not being a certain starter stinks??
Either way giving him a new deal now is not going to give him the obvious kick up the arse he needs. I would let his deal run down and tell him to earn a new one, let's be honest if he cant prove himself when his jobs on the line do we even want him in the squad? I want the kid to do well but am I being sentimental here cos the lad came up through the ranks?
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