Darron Gibson to get a new Everton contract

Everton midfielder Darron Gibson is set to be offered a new Everton contract despite suffering another injury setback, the likes of which have plagued his Everton career.

The 27 year old has 12 months left on his current contract but has impressed manager Roberto Martinez this season and the Catalan hopes to have the Republic of Ireland international ready and fit for pre-season.

This injury has arrived at such a bad moment because he was back from another long-term injury but it’s something we’ll look at in the summer,’ said Martinez. ‘I’ve been very pleased with Darron. Coming back from that sort of injury you don’t reach 100 per cent for a long time.

‘But when he’s been on the pitch, he’s performed really well. From the Leicester game, all his performances have been really influential. Though he’s now injured, he’s been able to show his worth and for me he is an important player that we want here for the future.

‘We are going to see him. But I’m not too worried. It is a tricky injury because if you don’t heal it properly, it could come back. We need to make sure he is 100 per cent. If he is fully fit for pre-season, that would be fantastic. We don’t have another player like him in the squad.

‘We are trying to support him. He can add that calm feeling, he has shown his worth and what he is capable of adding. But it is tough, I won’t lie. It is devastating for him. We just have to look at the positive that he doesn’t need surgery. At one point, it looked very likely.’

 

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